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- Created: Monday, 18 May 2020 15:59
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The Dominican Republic has had eight democratically elected presidents in the last 90 years, including the current president Danilo Medina. Five of them have led the country for 78 years. Four others have assumed power just for short periods, such as José Rafael Molina Ureña, who was president for 30 hours in 1965, or Vice President Jacobo Majluta, who governed for 43 days, after the Antonio Guzmán’s suicide. So, there hasn’t been enough alternation in power due to the prolonged periods some presidents had, such as the 30 years of the dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo and the 22 years of Joaquín Balaguer.