Danilo Medina is re-elected
President Danilo Medina has won re-election after Sunday’s general election according to the country’s electoral commission. With 87.07% of the votes counted Medina of the centre-left Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) has taken 61.70% of the vote compared with Luis Abinader of the centre-left Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) who took 35.09% of the vote. None of the remaining six candidates took more than two percent of the vote.
Results for the other elections are still being counted and in a lot of cases they are being disputed. The latest figures suggest that the PLD took 50.25% of the vote whilst the PRM took 26.92%.
The centre-right Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) has 5.81% of the vote and the centre-right Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC) has 5.62%.
Turnout was 60.75%.