World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Popular Democratic Party (Dominican Republic)

Article Id: WHEBN0005642092
Reproduction Date:

Title: Popular Democratic Party (Dominican Republic)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Progressive Bloc, Grand National Alliance (Dominican Republic), Popular Democratic Party, Dominican Republic legislative election, 2006, List of political parties in the Dominican Republic
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Popular Democratic Party (Dominican Republic)

The Popular Democratic Party (Spanish: Partido Demócrata Popular) is a minor political party in the Dominican Republic. It first contested national elections in 1974,[1] when it provided the main opposition to the ruling Reformist Party due to the Dominican Revolutionary Party not contesting the elections. Its candidate, Luis Homero Lajara Burgos, received 15% of the vote in the presidential election, whilst the party won three seats in the House of Representatives. In 1978 many of the opposition parties returned to the electoral scene. Burgos received only 0.4% of the vote in the presidential election, whilst the party lost all three seats in the House of Representatives after a similar result in the Congressional elections.

In 1994 it formed an alliance with the Social Christian Reformist Party. Whilst the PRSC's candidate won the presidential election, the alliance was defeated by the Dominican Revolutionary Party-led coalition in the Congressional elections. In the 2006 elections it was part of the defeated Grand National Alliance.

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p251 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.