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Dominican Republic

Yearbook 1999

Dominican Republic. According to Countryaah official website, 93-year-old and severely visually impaired Joaquín Balaguer was nominated as a candidate for his party Partido Reformista Social Cristiano (PRSC) ahead of the May 2000 presidential election. term of office for a total of twenty-four years (1960-62, 1966-78, 1986-96). But his latest candidacy was seen more as a sign of a lack of other candidates than of any major political ambitions on his part. While the Dominican Republic's economy was doing well (Latin America's highest growth rate in 1998), social unrest was occurring. In March, violent riots broke out in several directions in connection with a gasoline price increase.

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