PRD and PRSC lose their majority party status

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The preliminary vote numbers for the 5 July presidential and congressional elections indicate that the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) and the Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC) are likely to lose their majority party status. According to the Electoral Law this status gives access to generous taxpayer funding from the government, but parties need to have garnered at least 5% of the vote in a general election.



As of mid-day of 6 July, the PRD had but 2.41% of the vote (88,147) and the PRSC had 1.78% (65,132 votes).



As reported in Listin Diario, the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) and Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) will be keeping their majority party status. This year, the People’s Force (Fuerza del Pueblo) is likely to be the newcomer to the exclusive club of beneficiaries of taxpayer money. The FP was born after Leonel Fernandez split from the PLD. Now...
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