Santo Domingo, DR
The presidential candidate of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), Luis Abinader, stated last night that “we received the result of a huge collective effort, and I want to clarify that although the Central Electoral Board (JCE) has not declared the winner, the projections point to that our victory is irreversible ”.
In a speech in the campaign command of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), he declared before thousands of followers: “We won, today we win.” He added that Dominicans have given a beautiful demonstration of civility.
“We overcame fear with hope and doubt with determination, tonight we saved the future because we held the most important office in a democracy, the office of going to vote,” said Abinader, recognizing the behavior shown by the population when attending to the electoral precincts.
Until the time that Abinader was heading to the country at 11:15 p.m., he had obtained 53.09% of the 17.57 percent of the votes cast in the country.
The preliminary results place the candidate of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), Gonzalo Castillo, with 37.24% of the votes. The third place would correspond to former President Leonel Fernández, candidate of Fuerza del Pueblo, with an 8.65 percent.
Joy and joy
Hundreds of supporters gathered around the PRM campaign command to celebrate Abinader’s virtual victory in the first round. Men and women climbed on the windows of the vehicles and honking horns, they launched slogans in favor of the victory of the Perremeist leader.
However, part of the public shouted more threatening slogans such as: “We want you prisoners” and “they left”, to which Abinader avoided referring when he addressed his followers.
Guillermo Moreno, Alianza País candidate, congratulated Abinader last night for his triumph in the elections, which extended to the entire PRM militancy, and wished him many successes in his administration.
Last night the administrative minister of the Presidency, José Ramón Peralta, wrote on his Twitter account that President Medina spoke with Abinader, and congratulated him on the victory. “President Danilo Medina has just spoken with Luis Abinader President-elect this July 5, to congratulate him and offer him all the necessary collaboration.”