Who’s the leader of the opposition?


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Feb 20, 2019

Today ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) would seem to be smooth sailing given the fragmented opposition it faces. After more than 20 years of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) controlling the three branches of government, the 2020 elections gave majority control to the PRM at least in the Executive and Legislative branches of government. A political appointee of the PLD still presides over the Supreme Court of Justice and the Judicial Branch.

The November 2020 Gallup poll reflects the uncertainty regarding who is the opposition. 53% of the population told pollsters that they do not know who the leader of the PLD is at this time. The PLD received 37.46% of the popular vote in the 2020 presidential election to 52.52% of the PRM.

42% told Gallup pollsters that former President Danilo Medina (2012-2020) is the party leader. Only 2% of those polled thought that PLD...

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