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Likely Dominican victor plans US, European visit

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Susan Garland / May 18, 1982

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Salvador Jorge Blanco, of the Dominican Republic's governing Dominican Revolutionary Party, claimed victory Monday in presidential elections. Early returns gave Mr. Jorge Blanco 48.6 percent of the vote, against 34.7 percent for his main rival, Joaquin Balaguer of the opposition Reformist Party. The likely victor announced he plans to visit the United States and Europe to meet foreign leaders before taking office Aug. 16.

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