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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

10,996,774 18

Population (as of Feb. 8, 2019)

Elections in our database

61.95%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Dominican Senate Senado Upper House
Dominican 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.
    • 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
Dominican Chamber of Deputies 1998-05-16 2,183,707 4,129,554 52.88%
Dominican Senate 1998-05-16 2,183,707 4,129,554 52.88%
President 2000-05-16 3,236,906 4,251,218 76.14%
Dominican Chamber of Deputies 2002-05-16 2,386,808 4,644,791 51.39%
Dominican Senate 2002-05-16 2,386,808 4,644,791 51.39%
President 2004-05-16 3,656,850 5,020,703 72.84%
Dominican Senate 2006-05-16 3,101,071 5,492,880 56.46%
Dominican Chamber of Deputies 2006-05-16 3,101,071 5,492,880 56.46%
President 2008-05-16 4,113,644 5,764,387 71.36%
Dominican Chamber of Deputies 2010-05-16 3,511,505 6,116,397 57.41%
Dominican Senate 2010-05-16 3,101,071 6,116,397 50.7%
President 2012-05-20 4,567,052 6,502,968 70.23%
Dominican Chamber of Deputies 2016-05-15 4,476,903 6,403,902 69.91%
Dominican Senate 2016-05-15 4,708,746 6,765,245 69.6%
President 2016-05-15 4,708,746 6,765,245 69.6%
Dominican Chamber of Deputies 2020-05-31 - - -
Dominican Senate 2020-05-31 - - -
Referendum 2020-05-31 - - -

Voter Turnout