He Cruised to Reelection. Now Luis Abinader Has Choices to Make

By Rosario Espinal

The Dominican Republic’s president will weigh options for broader reforms and try to maintain momentum during his second term in office.

This Sunday, Dominican President Luis Abinader cruised to reelection after winning a preliminary 58.85% of the votes. Given the recent political history of the country, where the last three presidents have each been reelected across two decades of broad political stability, the result is not so surprising. The question now is how Abinader will choose to spend his renewed political capital: Will he tackle constitutional or fiscal reform or seek to shore up the nation’s struggling public services In the past, Abinader has advocated for a constitutional reform entrenching the...

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