Senate of the Dominican Republic

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The Senate (Senado) is the upper house of the Dominican Republic's bicameral National Congress. The lower house is the Chamber of Deputies.

It currently comprises 32 senators who are elected for four-year terms. The 31 provinces and the National District each return one senator. Until 2010, congressional elections were held in even numbered years not divisible by four. The next election is scheduled to be held in May 2016 to match with the presidential election, when the entire Chamber and Senate are replaced. There are no term limits for senators.

Latest election[edit]

Senators elected in the May 2010 elections.

Senator Electoral List Party Province
REINALDO DE LAS MERCEDES PARED PÉREZ PLD PLD D.N.
AMABLE ARISTY CASTRO PRSC PRSC La Altagracia
RAFAEL PORFIRIO CALDERÓN MARTÍNEZ PLD PLD Azua
MANUEL ANTONIO PAULA PLD PLD Bahoruco
EDIS FERNANDO MATEO VÁSQUEZ PLD PLD Barahona
ROSA SONIA MATEO ESPINOSA PLD PLD Dajabon
AMÍLCAR JESÚS ROMERO PORTUONDO PLD PLD Duarte
YVONNE CHAHÍN SASSO PLD PLD El Seibo
ADRIANO DE JESUS SÁNCHEZ ROA PLD PRSC Elías Piña
JOSÉ RAFAEL VARGAS PANTALEÓN PLD PLD Espaillat
RUBEN DARÍO CRUZ UBIERA PLD PLD Hato Mayor
JUAN OLANDO MERCEDES SENA PLD PLD Independencia
AMARILIS SANTANA CEDANO DE MARTÍNEZ PLD PLD La Romana
EUCLIDES RAFAEL SÁNCHEZ TAVÁREZ PLD PLD La Vega
ARÍSTIDES VICTORIA YEB PLD PLD Maria Trinidad Sanchez
FÉLIX MARÍA NOVA PAULINO PLD PLD Monseñor Nouel
HEINZ SIEGFRIED VIELUF CABRERA PLD PLD Monte Cristi
CHARLES NOEL MARIOTTI TAPIA PLD PLD Monte Plata
DIONIS ALFONSO SÁNCHEZ CARRASCO PLD PLD Pedernales
WILTON BIENVENIDO GUERRERO DUMÉ PLD PLD Peravia
FRANCIS EMILIO VARGAS FRANCISCO PLD PLD Puerto Plata
LUIS RENÉ CANAÁN ROJAS PLD PLD Hermanas Mirabal
PRIM PUJALS NOLASCO PLD PRSC Samana
TOMMY ALBERTO GALÁN GRULLÓN PLD PLD San Cristobal
FÉLIX RAMÓN BAUTISTA ROSARIO PLD PLD San Juan
JOSÉ MARÍA SOSA VÁSQUEZ PLD PLD San Pedro de Macorís
FÉLIX MARÍA VÁSQUEZ ESPINAL PLD PRSC Sanchez Ramirez
JULIO CÉSAR VALENTÍN JIMINIÁN PLD PLD Santiago
ANTONIO DE JESÚS CRUZ TORRES PLD PLD Santiago Rodriguez
MANUEL DE JESÚS GÜÍCHARDO VARGAS PLD PLD Valverde
CARLOS ANTONIO CASTILLO ALMONTE PLD PLD San Jose de Ocoa
CRISTINA ALTAGRACIA LIZARDO MÉZQUITA PLD PLD Santo Domingo

Party strengths in the Senate[edit]

The following table shows the composition of the Senate at the start of the most recent legislative periods.

Party 1998 2002 2006 2010
  Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD)
24
29
7
  Dominican Liberation Party (PLD)
3
1
22
31
  Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC)  
3
2
3
1
   Total
30
32
32
32

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