The Central Electoral Board (JCE) has announced that the Dominican Republic’s presidential nominee for the Modern Revolutionary Party, Luis Abinader, is leading with 54.07 percent the results of parliamentary elections held this Sunday, accounting for 20 percent of the ballots.
Abinader has received almost 850,000 votes from the more than 1.5 million that have been counted, while the Dominican Liberation Party’s (PLD) official candidate, Gonzalo Castillo, has received 36.02 percent of the support from around 570,000 votes.
The proposal by the country’s former president, Leonel Fernández, who founded Fuerza del Pueblo (FP) in the light of these elections, counted 8.80 percent of the vote, just over 130,000 supporters.
According to these results, the opposition PRM is currently leading the country’s main regions. In at least 18 of the 31 Dominican provinces, the candidacy that Abinader leads is ahead, while the PLD does the same in eight cases, the rest is in the hands of the FP and the Christian Social Reformist Party (PRSC), which has not always done so still exceeded the limit of 1 percent of the vote.