Story Text: Dominican voters returned to the polls on Sunday (March 15) for the second time in less than a month for municipal elections, after a failure in voting equipment forced their suspension in February, generating a wave of protests.
Protests in the country started after the electoral institute on Feb. 16 suspended a nationwide election four hours after voting began. The authority said about half of the machines used in the most populated municipalities to cast votes electronically had failed.
Dominicans will vote for a new president on May 17.
The elections come as the Dominican Republic said it would suspend all flights from Europe on Monday morning and the arrival of all cruise ships for a month in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the government said late on Saturday.
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