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Voter abstention for the 5 July 2020 presidential election was the highest since 1961, when the country was just coming out of a 30-year Trujillo dictatorship. The next highest had been in 1990, when the late President Balaguer ran for a fifth term in office (after 1966). Voters abstention then was 40%. The winner of the 2020 election ousted the ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), in power since 2004.
The first reports on the election indicated there was a large turnout. Probably the determined mood of people on voting day gave that impression. The actual numbers, nevertheless, indicate the abstention was 44.7%.
With 100% of the presidential vote counted, the numbers show that 4,163,275 people voted, or the 44.7%. 7,529,932 were registered to vote.
The final numbers are:Luis Abinader (Modern Revolutionary Party – PRM)...
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