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Yearbook 2011

Dominican Republic. According to Countryaah official site, the presidential election to be held in May 2012 cast its shadow over the year in the Dominican Republic. Particularly confused was the position of the Government Party (Partido de la Liberación Dominicana, PLD) in the candidate question. At first it was speculated that incumbent President Leonel Fernández would try to change the constitution so that he could stand for re-election, but in April he announced that he did not intend to run for office. However, his wife Margarita Cedeño de Fernández emerged as a possible candidate. As her candidacy risked splitting the party by suggesting a purely tactical maneuver on President Fernandez's side to continue to govern, she resigned in favor of Vice President Rafael Albuquerque, who in turn left the seat for President Fernández's former adviser Danilo Medina. In November, Medina declared that Margarita Cedeño de Fernández is still running for election as his vice presidential candidate. The candidacy Medina-Cedeño de Fernández was considered paving the way for a major victory for the PLD in May against the opposition party Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD). Although the PRD was early and unequivocally behind former President Hipólito Mejía (2000–04), it is still considered opinionated to suffer from the suites of Mejía's presidential period as poverty increased and inflation went overboard.

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