Dominican Republic Government and Politics
According to AllCityCodes.com, the Dominican Republic is, after the 1966 Constitution, a unified state and formally democratic republic. The supreme executive has been appointed a president, elected in the general election for four years without the possibility of immediate re-election. The legislative authority has been added to a national congress consisting of a Senate with 32 members and a Chamber of Deputies with 178 members. The two chambers are elected in the general and direct elections for four years; the voting age is 18 years.
The government has long been characterized by low stability. After a coup in 1930, dictator Rafael Trujillo ruled until 1947 and indirectly (through his brother) until he was assassinated in 1961. Thereafter, Joaquín Balaguer dominated the Christian Socialist Reform Party’s politics until he died in 2002. Politics is characterized by the tension between two fairly large blocks respectively. right and left. In the 2006 elections, the presidential party, the leftist PLD, gained a pure majority in both chambers of the National Assembly.
The political turmoil, and the influence of the even more troubled neighboring Haiti, means that the country’s confidence in the country is low. Foreign debt is also high. The country has no effective policies that create economic growth, and welfare measures have limited coverage.
Administratively, the country of Dominican Republic is divided into 31 provinces, each administered by a state-appointed governor, as well as a national district (the capital). The national district and municipalities are led by elected councils. Also see AbbreviationFinder for abbreviation of DR and its meanings of Dominican Republic.
The Supreme Court is the Supreme Court with at least 11 (currently 16) judges and the Attorney General as members. Otherwise, there are appellate courts, first instance courts and local courts. The Supreme Court has disciplinary authority over the other courts. The Attorney General is the Chief of Justice and the Ministry he represents in the Supreme Court. Judges are elected by the Senate. The legislation is based on French legal traditions.
Presidents of the Dominican Republic
Presidents of the Dominican Republic from 1930.
|1930-1938||Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina|
|1940-1942||Manuel Troncoso de la Concha|
|1942-1952||Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina|
|1952-1960||Héctor Trujillo Molina|
|1963||Juan Bosch Gavino|
|1963||Emilio de los Santos|
|1963-1965||Donald Reid Cabral|
|1965||José Molina Ureña|
|1965-1966||Héctor García-Godoy Cáceres|
|1978-1982||Antonio Guzmán Fernandez|
|1982-1986||Salvador Jorge Blanco|
|1996-2000||Leonel Antonio Fernandez Reyna|
|2000-2004||Rafael Hipólito Mejía Domínguez|
|2004-2012||Leonel Antonio Fernandez Reyna|
|2012-||Danilo Medina Sánchez|
Dominican Republic defense
The total strength of the Dominican Republic’s armed forces is 56,050 active personnel (2018, IISS). In addition, there are 15,000 semi-military national police forces.
The army has a strength of 28,750 active personnel. Materials include 12 lightweight M41 Walker Bulldog tanks, eight LAV-150 armored personnel vehicles, and 14 helicopters. In addition, the army has light artillery.
The Air Force has a strength of 16 100 active personnel. Materials include one reconnaissance aircraft, 13 light transport aircraft, 12 training aircraft (eight of which are Super Tucano which can also be used as light attack aircraft), and 25 helicopters. In addition, the Air Force has anti-aircraft artillery.
The Navy has a strength of 11,200 active personnel. The fleet comprises 17 patrol vessels, one landing craft, and eight utility and auxiliary vessels.