The Dominican Republic is divided into 29 provinces and one National
District that is (Santo Domingo). The provinces that makes up Dominican
Republic are ,Azua, Baoruco, Barahona, Dajabón, Duarte, Elías Piña,
El Seibo, Espaillat, Hato Mayor, Independencia, La Altagracia, La
Romana, La Vega, María Trinidad Sánchez, Monseñor Nouel, Monte Cristi,
Monte Plata, Pedernales, Peravia, Puerto Plata, Salcedo, Samaná,
Sánchez Ramírez, San Cristóbal, San Juan, San Pedro de Macorís,
Santiago, Santiago Rodríguez, and Valverde.
A representative democracy governed by a President and a bicameral
Congress formed by the 30 member Senate and 149 member Chamber of
Both houses are directly elected. Elections are held every four
years. The national government is divided into 29 provinces and
the capital district, each with its own civil government.
Currently, the principal government officials are President Leonel
Fernández Reyna and Vice President Jaime David Fernandez Mirabal.
The next presidential elections are set for May 16,2000, the next
parliamentary elections are scheduled for May 2002.