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Luis Abinader Proclaims Victory in Dominican Republic Elections

  • Luis Abinader during a meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 5, 2020.

    Luis Abinader during a meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 5, 2020. | Photo: EFE

Published 5 July 2020

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.


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Of the 41.16 ballots counted, Abinader received 53.27 percent of the votes.

"Although the Central Electoral Board (JCE) has not officially declared the winner, my victory is irreversible," Abinader said during a speech Sunday night.

"I owe this victory to the Dominican people. Tonight we all won," Abinader added.

On Sunday night, Leonel Fernandez for Fuerza del Pueblo also recognized Abinader's victory.

"I congratulate Luis Abinader for having received the Dominican people's majority votes," Fernandez tweeted.

"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.

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