PRM and PLD, only two to receive 5% of the vote in presidential election


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Feb 20, 2019

Diario Libre reports that only two political parties have reached the 5% of votes at the presidential level to qualify for majority status funding from the JCE. The two political parties are the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), that won the presidential election, and runner up, today ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD). The preliminary numbers are PRM with 45.72%, PLD with 29.24%,

Earlier, it had been said that the new political party on which former President Leonel Fernández ran for President, the People’s Force, had reached the cut. Yet the numbers now indicate the Fuerza del Pueblo party only received 4.61% of the vote.

Two other parties that had majority status for the 2016-2020 period, didn’t make it. The Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD), a strong ally of the PLD over the past eight years, received 4.07% of the vote. The Reformist Social Christian Party...
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