- Title: Dominican ruling party poised to lose election in early results
- Date: 6th July 2020
- Summary: SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (JULY 5, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF OFFICIALS AT BALLOT STATION GATHERED TO CHECK AND COUNT VOTES COUNTING PROCESS BEING RECORDED ON MOBILE PHONE VARIOUS OF OFFICIALS COUNTING VOTES BALLOTS BALLOTS BEING CHECKED AND COUNTED BALLOTS BEING SORTED OFFICIAL AT BALLOT STATION ELECTORAL OFFICIALS ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE GENERAL VIEW OF NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRAL ELECTORAL COMMITTEE, JULIO CESAR CASTANO, SAYING: "We will disclose the first preliminary results that will be constantly updated on our screens from information provided by the (electoral) institution for all political parties and the media, up until the final result." ELECTORAL OFFICIAL AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRAL ELECTORAL COMMITTEE, JULIO CESAR CASTANO, SAYING: "Establishing itself (Dominican Republic) as an example for the Americas and the world in the exercise of (democracy) and the right to consolidating equality and freedom for all Dominicans." MEDIA GATHERED AROUND MONITORS TALLYING RESULTS ELECTORAL MAP OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ON STREET INDICATOR ON NUMBER OF VOTES PROCESSED MEDIA GATHERED AROUND MONITORS MONITOR SHOWING CANDIDATE LUIS ABINADER IN THE LEAD
- Embargoed: 20th July 2020 03:06
- Keywords: Dominican Republic Luis Abinader Santo Domingo ballots election presidential elections votes
- Location: SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- City: SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- Country: Dominican Republic
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA001CLO7NT3
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- Story Text: The Dominican Republic's ruling party is on track to lose power after 16 years, according to early election results on Sunday (July 5), with opposition candidate Luis Abinader set to become president.
In preliminary results accounting for 11.99% of ballots cast, Abinader won 54.07% of the vote, which if sustained would be enough to avoid a runoff election.
Ruling party candidate Gonzalo Castillo was in second place at 36.03% of the vote.
(Production: Jesus Frias, Paul Vieira)
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