Beginning in the mid-1960s, two main parties, or movements, had dominated Dominican politics.These were the PRD and the Reformist Party (Partido Reformista--PR).
Mr Trump's speech is not being labeled a State of the Union address because he has had so little time in office so far.
Democratic lawmakers will not boycott the speech, according to congressional aides.
London, England (CNN) -- The United Kingdom votes on a new government May 6 through a political system that dates back centuries. A general election is when voters nationwide choose lawmakers who will sit in the House of Commons, the lower chamber which initiates and approves legislation.
Instead the country's electoral system is based on a series of parliamentary acts dating back to the 17th century, when men wore the sort of tights and wigs still donned on ceremonial occasions by some officials of the Houses of Parliament.
2 comments The current French political system of the Fifth Republic is a hybrid presidential/parliamentary system with a President (François Hollande) who is head of state, sharing power with a Prime Minister (Jean-Marc Ayrault) who is the head of government.
Parliament is made up of the National Assembly (the lower house) which sits in the Palais Bourbon with 577 députés elected from single member constituency in a two-rounds system.
The Senate (the upper house) is housed inside the Luxembourg Palace and has more than 300 senators elected by around 150,000 officials from around the country and is politically conservative.
Under the constitution, the two houses have similar powers.
They could also be forced into an election if they lose a majority of lawmakers in the Commons. The starting gun in a general election is traditionally fired when the prime minister travels to Buckingham Palace to ask the queen, the UK's head of state, to dissolve parliament by royal proclamation. Since 1979, elections have been held between April and June.