Dominican Republic presidential election, 2008

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Dominican Republic presidential election, 2008

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  Leonel Fernandez Reyna.jpg Miguel vargas y tavito subervi cropped.jpg
Nominee Leonel Fernández Miguel Vargas
Party PLD PRD
Popular vote 2,199,734 1,654,066
Percentage 53.83% 40.48%

President before election

Leonel Fernández
PLD

Elected President

Leonel Fernández
PLD

Presidential elections were held in the Dominican Republic on 16 May 2008. The result was a victory for incumbent President Leonel Fernández of the Dominican Liberation Party.[1]

Opinion polls[edit]

Pollster Date Sample Fernández Vargas Aristy Estrella
Noxa-Cies 21–26 April 2008 1,600 54% 36% 9% 1%
Noxa-Cies March 2008 54% 30% 8% 1%
Noxa-Cies February 2008 45% 31% 13% 2%
Noxa-Cies 20–25 October 2007 1,600 42% 30% 17%

Results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Leonel Fernández Dominican Liberation Party 2,199,734 53.83
Miguel Vargas Dominican Revolutionary Party 1,654,066 40.48
Amable Aristy Social Christian Reformist Party 187,645 4.59
Eduardo Estrella Revolutionary Social Democratic Party 19,309 0.47
Guillermo Moreno García Movement for Independence, Unity and Change 18,136 0.44
Pedro de Jesús Candelier Popular Alliance Party 6,118 0.15
Trajano Santana Independent Revolutionary Party 1,533 0.04
Invalid/blank votes 27,103
Total 4,113,644 100
Registered voters/turnout 5,764,387 71.36
Source: IFES

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