so far there have been three victims of this today's presidential elections.
we're headed to amalio's hometown with some friends to escape the city, so that amalio can vote and that we can go to the beach. things could, potentially, get nuts here.
eventhough the dr was called a democracy in 1963 when the last dictator was overthrown and killed in a coup-d'etat, elections since have been staged - by the US, by Europe and even by the local politicians.
a president named balaguer was in office for like 18 years (non-consecutive) and at the end of his term, he was blind and couldn't even stand on his own. talk about scare-crow politicians. a face for the nation, puppeteered by others.
there's some information on dr1.com but it's sparse and definitely biased toward the current president. but it's in english if you're interested in what's going on.