Luis Abinader
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Luis Abinader

Luis Abinader
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Modern Revolutionary Party candidate for
President of the Dominican Republic

15 May 2016 general election
Carolina Mejía (as Vice Presidential candidate)
IncumbentDanilo Medina
Personal details
Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona

(1967-07-12) 12 July 1967 (age 52)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Political partyModern Revolutionary Party
Other political
Dominican Revolutionary Party
MotherSula Corona
FatherJosé Rafael Abinader
Alma materHult International Business School
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo
WebsitePersonal website

Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona (born 12 July 1967) is an economist and politician from the Dominican Republic, who served as the Modern Revolutionary Party candidate for President of the Dominican Republic in the 2016 general election. He is the son of Senator José Rafael Abinader.

Early life

Abinader was born 12 July 1967, to José Rafael Abinader Wassaf, politician and entrepreneur of Lebanese origin, and Rosa Sula Corona Caba, of Canarian colonial stock.[1]

Abinader (second from the right) with Hipólito Mejía,bTavito Suberví and Fello Suberví

Abinader did his secondary education at the Colegio Loyola (Spanish: Loyola High School), now Instituto Politécnico Loyola; He graduated in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Spanish: Santo Domingo Institute of Technology). He did postgraduate studies in Project Management at Hult International Business School (at the time named Arthur D. Little Institute) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also studied Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering at Harvard University and Advanced Management at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.


He was elected vice president of the Dominican Revolutionary Party in its 2005 National Convention.

He is currently Executive Chairman of ABICOR Group, which has developed and operated major tourism projects in the country. This family group led the business plan of what is today the company Cementos Santo Domingo, of which he is Vice President.

He has been president of the Association of Hotels of Sosúa and Cabarete and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants (ASONAHORES).

He is member of the Board of Directors of the O&M University's Foundation.

He was recognized by the Rhode Island General Assembly for his career in public service, education, and business. He also received acknowledgments from the City Hall of Boston and the Massachusetts Senate for his contributions to higher education, civic engagement, and community service.

He was the presidential candidate of the Dominican Humanist Party[2] and the Modern Revolutionary Party[3] for the past general elections on 15 May 2016.

Previously, he was vice presidential candidate of the Dominican Revolutionary Party in the previous election in May 2012 by the Dominican Revolutionary Party and in 2005 was pre candidate for senator from the province of Santo Domingo.

Abinader was, along with Soraya Aquino, one of the two presidential candidates in 2016 who had not been born during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).[4] Had he reached the presidency, Abinader would have been the first Dominican president born after the Trujillo dictatorship, and the first elected president to have not lived during the dictatorship since Ramón Cáceres, assassinated in 1911.

Personal life

Abinader is married to Raquel Arbaje Soni, the daughter of businesspersons Elías Arbaje Farah and Margarita Soni, both of Lebanese descent. They have three children: Esther Patricia, Graciela Lucía, and Adriana Margarita.[5]



  1. ^ a b Irrizarri, Evelyn (26 September 2013). "José Rafael Abinader: "Me arrepiento del tiempo que le dediqué a la política"" (in Spanish). El Caribe. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Thomas, Juan Eduardo (8 December 2014). "Partido escoge a Abinader como candidato presidencial" (in Spanish). Santo Domingo: Listín Diario. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Luis Abinader le ganó ayer la convención del PRM a Hipólito Mejía" (in Spanish). Santo Domingo: Diario Libre. 27 April 2015.
  4. ^ Santana, Rose Mary (19 September 2015). "Luis Abinader se reunirá con la comunidad dominicana de Nueva York". Nueva York: Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ a b (in Spanish) Milcíades Humberto Núñez Núñez (the author is a fellow of the Dominican Institute of Genealogy). "Descendientes de Raymundo Núñez" [Raymundo Núñez's Descendants]. Séptima generación. Archived from the original on 20 January 2009. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ Jáquez Torres, Mario Julio (24 January 2015). "Caba: Un apellido de quisqueyanos valientes (3 de 3)" (in Spanish). Instituto Dominicano de Genealogía. Retrieved 2015.

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