Dominican Republic postpones its general elections due to the coronavirus pandemic

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President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina.

The Central Electoral Board (JCE) of the Dominican Republic has announced this Monday its decision to postpone the presidential, Senate and Congress elections, scheduled for May 17, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The JCE, which cites “force majeure due to the health emergency” as its resolution, has called “in an extraordinary way” to the electoral assemblies to elect the president, vice president, deputies and senators for July 5.

So far, the Dominican Republic has confirmed a total of 3,167 coronavirus cases and 177 deaths. Globally, the pandemic has already exceeded two million people infected and has left almost 120,000 fatalities.

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