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Dominican Republic elections has issues Featured

With more than 4,300 seats up for election, local media have called 15 May "the most complex" election day in the history of the Dominican Republic.

Dominicans will elect a president, a vice-president, members of both chambers of Congress and municipal councillors - all on the same day.

The last time such a large number of posts was up for election was in 1994.

The elections feature the country's first female presidential candidates and the possibility of President Danilo Medina's re-election.

There are also questions over the vote-counting system.

Because of a constitutional change approved in June 2015, President Danilo Medina has been allowed to seek a second consecutive term.

Mr Medina is presently the front-runner among the eight candidates standing for president with more than 65% of voters saying they intend to vote for him, according to a recent poll by Gallup-Hoy.

The same poll also indicated that 70% believed Mr Medina had greater leadership capabilities than the other candidates.

The polls suggest Mr Medina could become the first candidate to get the 50% of the votes needed to win outright in the first round, eliminating the need for a second round.

The two-round system was introduced by constitutional reform in 1994.

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