The incumbent president of the DR, Leonel Fernandez, won Fridays election by 53% of the votes. He has certainly been no stranger to scandal and accusations of impropriety. What president hasn't? (of any country)
Sources are crediting him with increasing both domestic and foreign investments, improving an economy that was in dire straits when he took office after the Mejia administration.
The realization of the Metro system, and it's popularity, has helped keep Fernandez with high ratings in recent polls.
Now, about those incessant blackouts...