Dominican Republic

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Chamber of Deputies

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
05.07.2020
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
05.05.2024
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
190
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
7,529,932
Votes Number of people who actually voted
4,155,105
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
55.18%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), led by Mr. Luis Abinader, won an outright majority in the 32-member Senate and became the largest force in the 190-member Chamber of Deputies. President Danilo Medina’s Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), which endorsed Mr. Gonzalo Castillo as its presidential candidate (see note), came second. The PRM’s electoral ally, the People’s Force (FP, a splinter party of the PLD led by former President Leonel Fernández) took a handful of seats in both chambers. Mr. Abinader (PRM) won the presidential election held in parallel with the parliamentary polls, thereby ending the PLD’s 16-year rule. On 16 August, Mr. Abinader was sworn in as the new President.

The 2020 elections were initially scheduled for 17 May but were postponed to 5 July due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Election campaigning was low profile, without the mass meetings and street caravans that had been common in previous years. The PRM and Mr. Abinader (who tested positive for COVID-19 in June) ran on a platform of increasing the focus on health, anti-corruption and human rights, amongst other issues.

Note:
In May 2015, the National Revisory Assembly, composed of senators and deputies, adopted constitutional amendments to allow consecutive re-election to the presidency, as was the case before 2010. The amendments prohibit a President from serving a third term, and the outgoing President Medina had thus been ineligible to stand for a new term.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
15
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
47.37%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) 90
Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) 75
Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC) 6
People’s Force (FP) 4
Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) 3
Broad Front (F. AMPLIO) 2
Alliance for Democracy (APD) 2
National Alliance (ALPAIS) 1
Social Democratic Institutional Bloc (BIS) 1
Civic Renovation Party (PCR) 1
Dominican Humanist Party (PHD) 1
FA - Dominican Humanist Party (PHD) 1
Liberal Reformist Party (PLR) 1
Christian People's Party (PPC) 1
Revolutionary Social Democratic Party (PRSD) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
137
Number of women elected
53
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
27.89%
Other notes
Note on the turnout figures:
Turnout figures for the Chamber of Deputies include voting from abroad where nearly 600,000 people were registered.
Women Directly Elected
53

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
137
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
53
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
16.08.2020
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Alfredo Pacheco (Male)
Political party
Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD)
Date of election
16.08.2020