The Spanish government congratulated Luis Abinader on Tuesday for his victory in the Dominican Republic presidential election and hoped to further strengthen the “close relationship” between the two countries.
In addition to congratulating the opposition candidate, who, with Spain’s support, won the first round of Sunday’s elections overseen by the Organization of American States (OAS), the executive also congratulated the Dominican people on their normal development in a complex context , which is shaped by the health crisis of COVID-19 “.
“The Spanish government is expressing its will to further promote the close bilateral relations that unite our two countries within the framework of the Ibero-American community of nations for the well-being and prosperity of our peoples,” said the Foreign Ministry. in your statement.
Abinader won with 52.52 percent of the votes cast, above the 50 percent required to avoid a second round that would have taken place on July 26. Official candidate Gonzalo Castillo came second with 37.68 percent, while former President Leonel Fernández received 8.72 percent.