For years, the Dominican party system has been relatively stable and is dominated by three major parties, however there have been some signs of fragmentation. Yet, ideological polarization is amongst the lowest in Latin America and party conflicts are mainly anchored in patronage and fighting for position.

Recent and current administrations have not prioritized the fight against inequality. Sustained growth, however, has started to provide positive results in the reduction of poverty, both due to increased salaries and reduced unemployment.

Macroeconomic stabilization achieved and revived after the economic crisis and remains an important reason why external actors have applauded their Dominican partners’ willingness to cooperate internationally.

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