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 PEREZ PLD PLD D.N.
AMABLE ARISTY CASTRO PRSC PRSC La Altagracia
RAFAEL PORFIRIO CALDERON MARTINEZ PLD PLD Azua
MANUEL ANTONIO PAULA PLD PLD Bahoruco
EDIS FERNANDO MATEO VASQUEZ PLD PLD Barahona
ROSA SONIA MATEO ESPINOSA PLD PLD Dajabon
AMILCAR JESUS ROMERO PORTUONDO PLD PLD Duarte
MANUEL RAMON ANTONIO JACOBO REYES PLD PLD El Seibo
ADRIANO DE JESUS SANCHEZ ROA PLD PRSC Elías Piña
JOSE RAFAEL VARGAS PANTALEON PLD PLD Espaillat
RUBEN DARIO CRUZ UBIERA PLD PLD Hato Mayor
JUAN OLANDO MERCEDES SENA PLD PLD Independencia
AMARILIS SANTANA CEDANO DE MARTINEZ PLD PLD La Romana
EUCLIDES RAFAEL SANCHEZ TAVAREZ PLD PLD La Vega
ARISTIDES VICTORIA YEB PLD PLD Maria Trinidad Sanchez
FELIX MARIA NOVA PAULINO PLD PLD Monseñor Nouel
HEINZ SIEGFRIED VIELUF CABRERA PLD PLD Monte Cristi
CHARLES NOEL MARIOTTY TAPIA PLD PLD Monte Plata
DIONIS ALFONSO SANCHEZ CARRASCO PLD PLD Pedernales
WILTON BIENVENIDO GUERRERO DUME PLD PLD Peravia
FRANCIS EMILIO VARGAS FRANCISCO PLD PLD Puerto Plata
LUIS RENE CANAAN ROJAS PLD PLD Hermanas Mirabal
PRIM PUJALS NOLASCO PLD PRSC Samana
TOMMY ALBERTO GALAN GRULLON PLD PLD San Cristobal
FELIX RAMON BAUTISTA ROSARIO PLD PLD San Juan
JOSE MARIA SOSA VASQUEZ PLD PLD San Pedro de Macorís
FELIX MARIA VASQUEZ ESPINAL PLD PRSC Sanchez Ramirez
JULIO CESAR VALENTIN JIMINIAN PLD PLD Santiago
ANTONIO DE JESUS CRUZ TORRES PLD PLD Santiago Rodriguez
MANUEL DE JESUS GUICHARDO VARGAS PLD PLD Valverde
CARLOS ANTONIO CASTILLO ALMONTE PLD PLD San Jose de Ocoa
CRISTINA ALTAGRACIA LIZARDO MEZQUIZ 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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