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12 Feb 2020 | 03:37 AM UTC

Dominican Republic: Municipal elections scheduled nationwide February 16

Gatherings and rallies expected ahead of municipal elections on February 16; heightened security measures possible



Municipal elections have been scheduled across the Dominican Republic on Sunday, February 16, and will be held in all of the country's 158 municipalities. Polls will be open from 07:00 to 17:00 (local time). Associated gatherings and political rallies are likely in the days leading up to the vote across urban centers, though especially so in the capital Santo Domingo and in Santiago. A heightened security presence is likely at any election-related event.


Individuals in Dominican Republic are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.