Dominican President appears sure to get re-elected

With the majority of the votes counted on May 17, Dominican President Danilo Medina seems sure to win a second term, as 62 percent of the ballots have trickled to his pocket and only 35 percent to major opposition candidate Luis Abinader.

Medina declared his win one day earlier, and Abinader concedes his loss on May 17.

The President’s victory has already been presaged by analysts, because the voters widely expect his Dominican Liberation Party to extend its miracle for the development of the largest economy in the Caribbean.

The country’s economy grew at seven percent in 2014 and 2015, largely due to the party’s stable ruling since 2004.

The total tally of the general election starting on May 15 is expected late May 17, according to the Central Electoral Board.

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