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If the Modern Revolutionary Party candidate maintains this trend, he could be the next president of this Caribbean Country.
With 41,16 percent of the votes counted, the Dominican Republic elections' preliminary results show the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) candidate Luis Abinader as the possible winner of the presidency.
"First preliminary results of the Central Electoral Board on the Presidential Elections show PRM candidate Luis Abinader with 54.7 % of the votes."
The preliminary results "show that there is an irreversible trend," JCE President Julio Cesar Castaños said to the press.
If Abinader's victory is confirmed by the JCE, he will take office on August 16.
"Upon reaching the presidency I will protect the health of the citizens, reactivate the productive activity, recover the jobs and rescue the confidence in the democratic institutions," Abinader has assured.
If none of the candidates receive more than 50 percent of the votes, the second round of elections will be held on July 26.