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New York: Dominicans expect there will be no second round on Sunday |  Momento.net

New York: Dominicans expect there will be no second round on Sunday | Momento.net

NEW YORK – In New York City there is one recurring theme among Dominicans: the general election scheduled for Sunday.

In New York, there are 274,418 Dominicans entitled to vote in their country’s elections. In Manhattan alone, Daagabon County has more enrollees.

In the run-up to the final presidential consultation of 2020, a noticeable polarization was observed among this diaspora in New York. Now, a few days before this electoral contest, there is no room for surprises for the majority. Not for the second round either.

The consensus of dozens of people informally consulted by El Diario is that incumbent President Luis Abinader is on track for re-election.

If surveys released by consulting firms such as Gallup-RCCMedia, Stawell and Mark Penn are reviewed, there is a coincidence in the apparent political favoritism for the re-election of Abi Nader, supported by dozens of parties led by the ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM). .

At the same time, leaders of other participating political organizations timidly assert that in this competition, no one can claim victory.

Abi Nader maintains a vote intention margin of greater than 30 points, which, in the event of a ballot failure, will allow him to obtain the necessary votes to avoid a runoff.

Some Dominican party leaders based in New York say electoral behavior from abroad is almost always similar to that on the island.

On this occasion, some figures predict an electoral advantage in favor of the ruling party, among the approximately 275,000 Dominicans already registered to vote on Sunday in 87 electoral centers that will be established in New York.

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Nearly 870,000 Dominican voters will be able to vote in several countries.

The Bronx has the largest number of voters with 118,555 people eligible to participate, followed by Manhattan with 59,132 people. Brooklyn has 31,837 voters, and Queens has 28,378 voters.

The latest Gallup poll, published by local media on Monday, confirms that Abinader, a 56-year-old economist, will win 60% of the vote.

In second place, from this same opinion study, is the country’s three-time president Leonel Fernandez, and in third place is Abel Martinez, candidate of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD).

They all personally campaigned and mobilized in the streets of New York City.

Seven deputies

It is estimated that Dominicans living abroad also have the option of voting to elect the Seven Abroad Deputies, a controversial legislative figure who represents the interests of the migrant islanders. In the electoral district corresponding to New York and Canada, three of these representatives can be chosen.

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