ElectionGudie

May 16, 2002 Held

2,386,808
Voted
Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Election for Camara de Diputados (Dominican Chamber of Deputies)

Results

49%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,386,808
Valid Votes:2,297,835
Invalid Votes:88,973

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Dominican Revolutionary Party 73 - 963,753

41.90%

Party of Dominican Liberation 41 - 668,814

29.10%

Social Christian Reformist Party 36 - 558,882

24.30%

Others - - 106,386

4.60%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 150 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rafael Hipolito MEJIA Dominguez
  • Head of Government: President Rafael Hipolito MEJIA Dominguez
  • 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 150 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado) 32 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms. In the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) 150 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Party of Dominican Liberation (PLD)
    • Leader: Hatuey DE CAMPS
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 2
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 24
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 41
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 83
  • Party: Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD)
    • Leader: Leonel FERNANDEZ Renya
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 29
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 3
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 73
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 49
  • Party: Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC)
    • Leader: Joaquin BALAGUER Ricardo
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 17
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 36
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 3
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A

Last Legislative election:

  • National Congressional elections were last held May 16,1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,832,286 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 4,644,791 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,407,310 (2002)

·         Is Dominican Republic a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Dominican Republic ratified CEDAW: Yes (2 September 1982)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 26 (Chamber of Deputies); 2 (Senate) (following the 2002 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 101 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Dominican Republic a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Dominican Republic ratified CRPD: Yes (18 August 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,324,842 (est.)