Dominican vote follows pre-election violence

Dominicans voted in general elections for a new government they hope will be able to revitalize the country's flagging economy.

Voters went to the polls to select a president, vice president, 27 senators, 120 deputies, and municipal officials from among seven contesting political parties.

Troops were on full alert following weeks of pre-election violence, but there were no reports of incidents in early voting.

Incumbent President Antonio Guzman of the governing Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) did not run for re-election because party policy forbids it.

Opinion polls predicted the PRD's presidential candidate, Sen. Salvador Jorge Blanco, a liberal, would win 47 percent of the vote, against 25 percent for opposition Reformist Party of ex-President Joaquin Balaguer and 14 percent for former President Juan Bosch of the Dominican Liberation Party.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK