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Dominican Republic: Interest Groups
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The Dominican Republic did not have the large number of interest groups and the intensely competitive pluralism found in larger, more advanced nations. In the 1970s and the 1980s, a growing number of private associations started to fill the organizational vacuum that many Dominicans held primarily responsible for their nation's history of instability. That process remained incomplete, however, and the falta de organizaciĆ³n (lack of organization) was still the bane of national life.

Data as of December 1989

Last Updated: December 1989

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