Dominican Republic

Senate

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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)
19 May 2024
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature
25 Jul 2024
Timing of election
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections
31 May 2028
Number of seats at stake
32
Scope of elections
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates
124
Number of male candidates
110
Number of female candidates
14
Percentage of women candidates
11.3%

Results

About the election

President Luis Abinader’s Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) and its allies won a landslide victory, winning 146 seats in the 190-member Chamber of Deputies and 24 seats in the 32-member Senate. Former President Leonel Fernández’s People’s Force (FP) and its allies came a distant second, with 24 seats in the lower chamber and 3 in the Senate. The number of women increased from 53 (27.9%) to 70 (36.8%) in the Chamber of Deputies, while it remained at 4 (12.5%) in the Senate. In the presidential elections held in parallel with the parliamentary polls, the incumbent, President Abinader (PRM), was re-elected.

The major electoral issues in 2024 included the economy, crime and security. President Abinader promised to continue to work on development, reform, and the fight against corruption. The 2024 elections were held amid a spiralling political crisis in neighbouring Haiti, which led the Abinader administration to close the island’s shared border with Haiti, and Dominican airspace.

Number of parties winning seats
7
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition
75.0%
Alternation of power after elections
No

Parties or coalitions winning seats

Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political group Total
Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) and its allies 24
People’s Force (FP) and its allies 3
Alliance for Democracy (APD) and its alies 1
Independent Revolutionary Party (PRI) and its allies 1
Liberal Reformist Party (PLR) and its allies 1
Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC) and its allies 1
People First Party (PPG) and its allies 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
28
Number of women elected
4
Percentage of women elected
12.5%
Women Directly Elected
4
Other notes on the elections

Note on the date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature:
The National Congress of the Republic is not dissolved. The date refers to the end of the outgoing legislature. The parliamentary mandate of outgoing members ends on 15 August.

Sources

New legislature

Total number of men after the election
28
Total number of women after the election
4
Percentage of women after the election
12.5%
First-term parliamentarians
No information available
Percentage of first-term parliamentarians
No information available
Date of the first session
16 Aug 2024

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No