DOMINICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

Danilo Medina was elected 51,21%

The candidate of the Dominican Liberation Party, Danilo Medina, was elected as the new president of the Dominican Republic with 51,21 percent of the votes, according to the last bulletin issued by the Central Electoral Board (JCE).

Danilo Medina, 61, was won the presidential race with 2,323,146 votes, while his main rival, Hipolito Mejia, from the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD) won 2,129,991 votes, it is to say 46,95 percent.

4,536,381 valid votes for 99.33%, 30.430 null votes for 0.67%, observed 27.

With these results, Danilo Medina was elected as successor to President Leonel Fernandez, who also was from the PLD party.

Who is Danilo Medina ?

Danilo Medina Sánchez was born on November 10, 1951 in Arroyo Cano, as the first of eight children. In 1987, he married psychologist Cándida Montilla and has three daughters

He is the oldest of eight brothers born of Juan Pablo Medina and Amelia Sánchez. Since he was 18 years old he was a student leader, founding the San Juan de la Maguana branch of the Frente Revolucionario Estudiantil Nacionalista at the UASD.

When Professor Juan Bosch founded the Partido de la Liberación Dominicana in 1973, Medina joined him. He studied economics at Instituto Tecnológico Santo Domingo (INTEC), and graduated magna cum laude in 1984. He has been a member of the Central Committee of the PLD since 1983. In 1986 election he was elected a deputy in Congress.

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