May 16, 2004 Held

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Election for Dominican Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,656,850
Valid Votes:3,613,700
Invalid Votes:43,150

Vote Share by Candidate:

Leonel FERNÁNDEZ Reyna2,063,871


Rafael Hipólito MEJIA Domínguez1,215,928


Rafael Eduardo ESTRELLA Virella312,493


Other Parties21,408

Election Results Modified: May 29, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Dominican Republic

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rafael Hipólito MEJIA Domínguez
  • Head of Government: President Rafael Hipólito MEJIA Domínguez
  • 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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Leonel Antonio FERNÁNDEZ Reyna
    • Party: (PLD)
  • Rafael Hipólito MEJIA Domínguez
    • Party: (PRD)
  • Rafael Eduardo ESTRELLA Virella
    • Party: (PRSC)

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on May 16, 2000. In this election, Rafael Hipólito MEJIA Domínguez of the PRD won the presidency with 49.87% of the votes while Danilo MEDINA of the PLD secured 24.95% of the votes and Joaquin

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,102,997 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 5,020,703 ( 2004 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,551,498 (2004)

·         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: No

·         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: 1,365,449 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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