Dominican Republic vote goes ahead despite virus threat

Followers of the three-time President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez, and current presidential candidate of the opposition party La Fuerza del Pueblo, participate in a caravan through the streets of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. – EPA pic, July 4, 2020.

VOTERS in the Dominican Republic are set to defy rising Covid-19 infections tomorrow to choose a new president in an election that could end 16 years of unbroken rule by the centre-left Dominican Liberation Party.

Opposition candidate Luis Abinader is favourite, having taken a commanding lead in opinion polls despite being forced to abandon his campaign after he tested positive for Covid-19.

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