Grand National Alliance (Dominican Republic)

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The Grand National Alliance (Spanish: Gran Alianza Nacional), commonly known as the "Alianza Rosada" (Pink Alliance), was a one-time electoral alliance in the Dominican Republic. The alliance was led by the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) and the Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC). It lost the 16 May 2006 legislative elections.

Outcome[edit]

The electoral alliance was led by then mayor political parties, the PRD (El Partido Blanco - The "White" Party) and the PRSC (El Partido Colorado - The "Reddish" Party), hence it was referred by its own organizers as the Pink Alliance (Pink being a combination of red and white).

After the elections, the poor performance of the PRSC party left it out so bad that it had one more chance (the 2008 Dominican Presidential elections) to keep calling itself a major contemporary political party. Even its former presidential candidate, Eduardo Estrella, was first ousted (through alleged internal ballot’s bribery) and later left the party before the 2008 elections, on grounds of severe political differences.

After the failed alliance, the PRD and the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) are left as the de facto major political parties, changing the Dominican Multiple Party system to a Two-Party system.

Electoral strength[edit]

In the following table the electoral strength of Grand National Alliance and its member parties as well as of the opposing parties are listed.

e • d Summary of the 16 May 2006 Congress of the Dominican Republic election results
Parties Votes % Deputies Senators
Progressive Bloc
(Bloque Progresista)
Dominican Liberation Party (Partido de la Liberación Dominicana) 1,387,878 46.4 96 22
Institutional Social Democratic Bloc (Bloque Institucional Socialdemócrata) 75,872 2.54
Alliance for Democracy (Alianza por la Democracia) 46,573 1.56
Christian Democratic Union (Unión Demócrata Cristiana) 24,868 0.83
Dominican Workers' Party (Partido de los Trabajadores Dominicanos) 16,684 0.56
Liberal Party of the Dominican Republic (Partido Liberal de República Dominicana) 14,456 0.48
Grand National Alliance
(Gran Alianza Nacional)
Dominican Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Dominicana) 931,151 31.13 60 7
Social Christian Reformist Party (Partido Reformista Social Cristiano) 326,893 10.93 22 3
National Unity Party (Partido de Unidad Nacional) 34,755 1.16
Quisqueyano Christian Democratic Party (Partido Quisqueyano Demócrata Cristiano) 23,929 0.80
Green Party of Democratic Unity (Partido Verde de la Unidad Democrática) 14,623 0.49
National Civic Veterans Party (Partido Nacional de Veteranos y Civiles) 11,984 0.40
Dominican Social Alliance (Alianza Social Dominicana) 6,033 0.20
Popular Democratic Party (Partido Demócrata Popular ) 5,400 0.18
Christian People's Party (Partido Popular Cristiano) 4,793 0.16
Others Revolutionary Social Democratic Party (Partido Revolucionario Social Demócrata) 45,744 1.53 - -
Movement for Independence, Unity and Change (Movimiento Independencia, Unidad y Cambio) 8,538 0.29 - -
Independent Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Independiente) 5,458 0.19 - -
National Renaissance Party (Partido Renacentista Nacional ) 2,914 0.10 - -
Dominican Humanist Party (Partido Humanista Dominica) 2,485 0.08 - -
Total (turnout 56.5 %) 2,991,031   178 32
Source: Junta Central Electoral and E-Polityka.pl