Modern Revolutionary Party

The Modern Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Moderno or PRM) is a political party in the Dominican Republic. It emerged after a new division within the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD).[8] It was recognized on 9 September 2014.[7] The PRM is the legal heir of the Dominican Social Alliance.

Modern Revolutionary Party
Partido Revolucionario Moderno
LeaderLuis Abinader
PresidentJosé Paliza
Secretary-GeneralCarolina Mejía
PresidiumGeanilda Vasquez
SpokespersonFaride Raful
Alfredo Pacheco[1]
FounderRafael Abinader
Founded9 September 2014; 8 years ago (2014-09-09)
Split fromDominican Revolutionary Party
Preceded byDominican Social Alliance
IdeologySocial democracy (De jure)[2]
Social liberalism
Political positionCentre[3] to centre-left[4]
Regional affiliationSão Paulo Forum[5][6]
International affiliationProgressive Alliance
CoalitionConvergencia por un Mejor País (Convergence for a Better Country)
ColorsIndigo dye and white
SloganDemocracia, Desarrollo e Igualdad (Democracy, Development and Equality)[7]
"Himno del Partido Revolucionario Moderno"
"Hymn of Modern Revolutionary Party"
Chamber of Deputies
88 / 190
17 / 32
81 / 155
Central American Parliament
11 / 20

The PRM came into power after winning the general election which was held on 5 July 2020.[9] In addition to winning the most seats in both houses of the country's congress, PRM leader Luis Abinader was also elected President of the Dominican Republic and was successfully sworn into office on 16 August 2020.[9][10]

Origin & Dominican Social Alliance partyEdit

The Dominican Social Alliance (Spanish: Alianza Social Dominicana) was a minor political party of the Dominican Republic. It was founded by Rafael Abinader. In the 16 May 2006 election, the party was member of the defeated Grand National Alliance. In 2014 it was transformed into a new party, the Modern Revolutionary Party, when most senior leaders of the Dominican Revolutionary Party, widely known as los viejos robles (Spanish for 'the ancient oaks'), followed Luis Abinader and Hipólito Mejía to found a new party.

By 4 August 2014, 34 deputies had confirmed their move from the PRD to the PRM.[11] The PRM participated for the first time in the general elections of 2016, where it led a coalition made up of more than 10 parties.


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  2. ^ "¿Socialdemócrata el PRM?". Acento (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Opposition declares victory in Dominican Republic's virus-scarred vote". Reuters. 5 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Gana un centro-izquierda que podría girar rápidamente a la derecha". Acento (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Partidos". Foro de SP (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  7. ^ a b "El PRM será Partido Revolucionario Moderno y no "Mayoritario" como se aspiraba". 7dí (in Spanish). Santo Domingo. 9 September 2014. Archived from the original on 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Partido Revolucionario Mayoritario solicitará reconocimiento JCE este miércoles". Acento. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Dominican Republic votes in election postponed over virus". BBC News. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Luis Abinader Sworn in as Dominican Leader; Pompeo Attends". Associated Press. 16 August 2020. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Partido Revolucionario Mayoritario (en formación) elige voceros bloque diputados" (in Spanish). Acento. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.