The US will participate in international observations of DR national elections May 15, 2016

The United States has received an invitation from the Junta Central Electoral to accredited diplomatic missions to observe the Dominican presidential, congressional and municipal elections on May 15, 2016.

 The United States has customarily accepted invitations from the Dominican government in past elections to observe, with other members of the diplomatic corps, in furtherance of electoral transparency.

The United States believes the Dominican Republic will demonstrate its commitment to democracy by carrying out free, fair and transparent elections.

 A key foreign policy objective of the United States is to support free, fair and transparent elections here in the Dominican Republic and in all nations throughout the world.