More young people, fewer women in new Dominican Congress


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Feb 20, 2019

A shakeup of the Legislative Branch is coming this 16 August 2020 when Congress resumes its activities. After eight years in the opposition, the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) is taking over the majority role. The party legislators will have the deciding vote in the Senate and majority vote in the Chamber of Deputies.

The Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) has the lead with 108 of the 222 legislators, or 49% overall. The PRM legislators will control two-thirds of the vote in the Senate, and a simple majority in the Chamber of Deputies. The breakdown for the 2020-2024 Legislative Branch by political parties is now:pRM (108), PLD (81), Social Christian Party -PRSC- (11), People’s Force -FP- (5), Dominican Revolutionary Party -PRD- (3), Alliance for Democracy -APD- (2), Social Institutional Bloc -BIS- (2), Country Alliance -AlPais- (1), Dominicans for Change -DxC- (1), Broad Front -Frente...
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