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May 16, 2010 Held

3,101,071
Voted
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Dominican Republic

Election for Senado (Senate)

Results

49%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,101,071
Valid Votes:2,991,031
Invalid Votes:110,040

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Dominican Liberation Party 31 - 1,379,092

46.10%

Dominican Revolutionary Party - - 1,271,701

38.40%

Others - - 456,942

13.80%

Social Christian Reformist Party 1 - 204,239

6.20%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 32 seats in the Senate (Senado)
  • 178 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Leonel FERNANDEZ Reyna
  • Head of Government: President Leonel FERNANDEZ Reyna
  • 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 178 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.**

* 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

* The Dominican Liberation Party has a formal alliance with the Social Christian Reformist Party.
** The Dominican Liberation Party has a formal alliance with the Social Christian Reformist Party

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,650,054 (July 2009 est)
  • Registered Voters: 6,116,397 (May 2010 )