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07 Oct 2019 | 09:20 AM UTC

Dominican Republic: Violence and irregularities reported during primary elections October 6

Dominican Republic News Alert

Some call attention to violence and irregularities during primary elections on October 6; protests possible over coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/11/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santo_Domingo). COUNTRY/REGION Dominican Republic

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A series of irregularities and violence were reported outside voting centers across the country on Sunday, October 6, during a primary election. The president of the Central Electoral Board (JCE) confirmed reports of a violent attack that took place in Verón, as well as other isolated incident across the country. Other groups have reported irregularities, such as the purchase of votes outside of polling centers and technical glitches restricting who citizens could vote for.

An estimated 48,000 police officers were mobilized to polling centers nationwide to guarantee peace during the vote.

Opposition protests are possible across the country as the official results emerge.  


Individuals in Dominican Republic are advised to avoid any protests as a precaution and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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