Danilo Medina of the ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) has won yesterday’s presidential election.
Medina took 51.24% of the vote with all but a handful of polling stations having announced their results. His arch rival and former president, Hipólito Mejía of the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) came a close second with 46.93% of the vote.
Other candidates polled as follows:
Guillermo Moreno (Alianza Pais) 1.37%
Eduardo Estrella (Dominicans for Change) 0.20%
Julian Serulle (Frente Amplio) 0.14%
Max Puig (Alliance for Democracy) 0.11%
In his first speech since being elected the new president announced that he would “work to boost foreign investment and to support the productive sectors including farming, tourism, free zones and small and medium companies, with a pact to expand the internal market” according to a report in Dominican Today.