The president of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, won this Sunday the primary elections of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) by obtaining 91 percent of the votes, so he will seek re-election in office.
Behind Abinader is Guido Gómez, who has achieved 5.55 percent of the ballots, while in third and fourth place are Ramón Alburquerque, with 2.18 percent, and Delia Ortiz, with 1, 42 percent, respectively.
The president, after his victory, stated that it is a day “in which the democracy of the PRM and the Dominican Republic is being celebrated”, whose “party was born with the double mission of being a lighthouse and guardian of democratic institutions.” “.
“Today we have accomplished this by giving an exemplary demonstration of institutional maturity and civic maturity,” he declared, highlighting that his party has been the only one in the country to hold primaries, while he noted that he accepts “with humility” this “new opportunity to be your presidential candidate.
Abinader, who congratulated the other candidates, invited them to join “with his ideas and leadership” his political project, while calling for unity “on this path of change.”
The president, who has governed since August 2020, confirmed in August that he would run for re-election after publicly acknowledging that his wife and daughters had asked him not to do so: “I understood that the country is above my family or personal peace of mind.” “he declared then.