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Ruling party declares victory

May 17, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The campaign of President Leonel Fernandez declared that he won election to a third term with enough votes to avoid a runoff.

Campaign chief Francisco Javier Garcia said that according to a tally by Fernandez's centrist Dominican Liberation Party, with 61% of the votes counted, the president had won nearly 54%.

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