Dominican Republic

Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

18 August 2009

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Constitution of the Dominican Republic (2010)

Updated: June 2015

Article 126 states:

1. When the President of the Republic cannot be sworn in, due to being outside of the country, due to illness or for any other cause of force majeure, the Vice-President will be sworn in, who will exercise in an interim form the functions of the President of the Republic, and in default of this, the President of the Supreme Court of Justice. Once the cause which has impeded the elected President or Vice-President from assuming their offices has ceased, these will be sworn in and will enter into their functions immediately;

2. If the elected President of the Republic should be absent in a definitive form without taking the oath of office, and such absence was recognized by the National Assembly, the elected Vice-President of the Republic will substitute for him, and in his absence, the form indicated above will proceed.


Excerpt from the Constitution of the Dominican Republic (2010)