Ruling party retains control of Congress
President Danilo Medina was re-elected with 61.79% of the vote and the ruling PLD party has succeeded in retaining its hold on the legislative branch. According to Bulletin 14, the ruling party obtained 28 of the 32 senate seats. In the current legislature, the PLD has 31 of the 32 senate seats. The ruling party also won 125 deputy seats of 178 in the Chamber of Deputies, up from 105 in the 2012 Congress.
With 34.98% of the presidential vote, the PRM has also acquired a voice in Congress with two senate seats and 46 deputies, one national deputy and one overseas deputy.
The BIS won a senate seat, a deputy.
Alianza Pais and the PQDC each won a national deputy.
Source: DR1, transparencia
May 30, 2016
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