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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

10,219,630 15

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

60.01%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
Senate Senado Upper House
President President Head of Government
Chamber of Deputies Camara de Diputados Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Danilo MEDINA Sanchez
  • Head of Government: President Danilo MEDINA Sanchez
  • Assembly: Dominican Republic has a bicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 32 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) with 195 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado) 32 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados), 178 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms, 5 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms and 7 members are elected by proportional representation at the provincial level to serve 4-year terms.**

* The term of office will be six years from 2010-2016. After that, it will return to four years.

** Seats are apportioned to 30 multi-member districts (29 provinces and the federal district) in proportion to population. No district magnitude may be less than 2. The term of office will be six years from 2010-2016. After that, it will return to four years. The Dominican Constitution of 2010 created 5 National Deputies, elected by accumulation of votes nationwide, and 7 Overseas Deputies to represent Dominicans abroad.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Chamber of Deputies 1998-05-16 2,183,707 4,129,554 52.88%
Senate 1998-05-16 2,183,707 4,129,554 52.88%
President 2000-05-16 3,236,906 4,251,218 76.14%
Senate 2002-05-16 2,386,808 4,644,791 51.39%
Chamber of Deputies 2002-05-16 2,386,808 4,644,791 51.39%
President 2004-05-16 3,656,850 5,020,703 72.84%
Chamber of Deputies 2006-05-16 3,101,071 5,492,880 56.46%
Senate 2006-05-16 3,101,071 5,492,880 56.46%
President 2008-05-16 4,113,644 5,764,387 71.36%
Senate 2010-05-16 3,101,071 6,116,397 50.7%
Chamber of Deputies 2010-05-16 3,511,505 6,116,397 57.41%
President 2012-05-20 4,567,052 6,502,968 70.23%
Chamber of Deputies 2016-05-15 - - -
Senate 2016-05-15 - - -
President 2016-05-15 - - -

Voter Turnout