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Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with Haiti, making Hispaniola one of only two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that is shared by two sovereign states.


Our standard dataset contains 641 entities connected with the Dominican Republic. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in the Dominican Republic. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 281 entities identified as PEPs connected with the Dominican Republic.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture1--
Minister of Culture1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Economy, Planning, & Development1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Energy & Mines1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs121
Minister of Higher Education, Science, & Technology1--
Minister of Industry & Commerce1--
Minister of Interior & Police1--
Minister of Labor1--
Minister of Public Admin.1--
Minister of Public Health & Social Welfare1--
Minister of Public Works & Communications1--
Minister of Sports1--
Minister of the Presidency1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of Women1--
Minister of Youth1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Chamber of Deputies-190-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to the Dominican Republic-31
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of the Senate of the Dominican Republic-220
Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic-314
President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic-6-
President of the Senate of the Dominican Republic-41
Vice President of the Dominican Republic-32
President of the Dominican Republic-31
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic-11
Minister of the Presidency of the Dominican Republic-11
Admin. Secretary of the Presidency1--
Administrative Minister of the Presidency of the Dominican Republic--1
Attorney General1--
Minister of Industry and Trade of the Dominican Republic--1
Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...