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14th of July Movement

14th of July Movement flag
image by Ivan Sache, 6 August 1999

Horizontal green over black. Source is Smith (1975) [smi75c],pp. 340-341 ("Symbols in politics"). Smith says that these are real flags and not only party emblems, which may differ in colours when used as emblem or in a flag.
Ivan Sache, 6 August 1999

Fuerza de la Revolución

FdlR flag
image by António Martins, 9 June 2004

Fuerza de la Revolución is not represented in the Dominican Congress of the Republic. In this site. I don't know if it is a flag or just a logo.
Dov Gutterman, 15 February 2002

Judging from the design, it seems to be an anarchist party.
António Martins, 16 February 2002

Dominican Liberation Party
(PLD, Partido de la Liberación Dominicano)

PLD flag
image by Aveledo Coll, 18 August 2000

Dominican Revolutionary Party
(PRD, Partido Revolucionario Dominicano)

This is the leading party in the Dominicana Rep.
Dov Gutterman, 15 February 2002

Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD) uses two flags.
Green on white bicolor (with slogans) and logo on white. On line at the official website flags and logo can be seen.
Dov Gutterman, 15 February 2002

Logo on white

PRD flag
image by Ivan Sache, 18 November 2001

The emblem and flag of the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano are described in the party statute as follows (my translation):
Art. 5 - The party emblem is: inscribed in an ellipse made by the legend "Partido Revolucionario Dominicano," above, and below, "1939," a torch raised by a strong hand, on a background of mountains which define the horizon.

Art. 6 - The colour of the Party flag is white and the emblem is placed in the center.
I may have missed something but the description of the emblem is incomplete: the field inscribed within the ellipse is horizontally divided black on blue and there is a yellow sun upon the green mountains. In the ellipse, "1939" is placed between two dots.
Ivan Sache, 18 November 2001

White over green (?)

PRD flag #2
image by António Martins, 8 April 2005

Green on white bicolor (with slogans) at the official website
Dov Gutterman, 15 February 2002

Blue over green seeems to be in the image. But I'm not sure that is used by the PRD, but for some allied party.
Jaume Ollé, 17 February 2002

Reformist Social Cristian Party
(PRSC, Partido Reformista Social Cristiano)

\ PRSC flag
image by Aveledo Coll, 18 August 2000

Chapter II
Emblem / Motto / Colours / Flag


Article 4.- The Reformist Social Cristian Party bears an emblem or symbol a circle formed by a laurel wreath on its left and a palm branch on its right, whose lower extremes intertwine without their upper extremes touching each other. Around those branches of laurel and palm, two ribbons with the following inscriptions: the upper ribbon, PARTIDO REFORMISTA SOCIAL CRISTIANO; in the lower ribbon, NI INJUSTICIAS NI PRIVILEGIOS ["neither injustices nor privileges"]. Within the circle left by the already described ribbons and branches, there will be an allegory reresenting a dawn on our fields, the sun rising behind the mountains. In front of this allegory, a rooster [red] posing in singing posture, and beneath the rooster, a green machete.

Article 5.- The motto of the Reformist Social Cristian Party is: NEITHER INJUSTICES NOR PRIVILEGES.

Article 6.- The Reformist Social Cristian Party is identified by the vermillion red (colorado).

Article 7.- The flag of the Reformist Social Cristian Party is rectangular shaped, six feet long by four feet wide [2:3], vermillion red coloured, and with the emblem described in article 4 of the current etatutes, embroidered or printed at the centre.

Paragraph: Whenever considered convenient, the size of the flag can be modified, bearing always the proper proportions [2:3] and, in case of need, may not bear the emblem.
Aveledo Coll, 18 August 2000, quoting from the party statutes

Flag of the Reformist Social Cristian Party for the 2000 campaign

PRVSC flag
image by Aveledo Coll, 18 August 2000

This flag, which I saw in photographs of the recent presidential race in the Dominican Republic, had the same proportions as a standerad PRSC flag, in vermillion red, and, instead of the emblem of the Reformist Social Cristian Party, the bore an effigy of former president and candidate Joaquin Balaguer, and some mottos. The only one I saw distinctly (some might have had different mottos, some had only Dr. Balaguer's effigy) read: "ˇADELANTE REFORMISTAS!/ LA PATRIA SOMOS TODOS/ BALAGUER PRESIDENTE 2000" ("Go forward, Reformists!/ We all are the Motherland / Balaguer for President 2000"). This flag was definitely mass used and, given the prominence of Dr. Balaguer over his party, you might call take it as official.
Aveledo Coll, 18 August 2000

Revolutionary Social Christian Party
(Partido Revolucionario Social Cristiano)

PRVSC flag
image by Aveledo Coll, 18 August 2000

The flag of the Partido Revolucionario Social Cristiano is green (Slogan: "ˇVota verde!," "Vote green!"), on which a white lying lozenge with a lying green machete, of which the point is directed at the fly; on the lemmet: PRSC in white. The small flag of the party-supporters were wholly green!
Jaume Ollé and Jarig Bakker, 9 October 1999

Dominican Republic gay pride

Dominican Republic gay pride flag
image by Tomislav Todorovic 28 December 2014

The flag has first appeared at the Pride Caravan in Santo Domingo on 1 July 2012. It was created by Gióniver Castillo Santana of Santo Domingo by replacing blue fields from the national flag with violet, blue and green stripes and replacing red fields from the national flag with yellow, orange and red stripes, arranging them so that green and yellow stripes always come next to the white cross and violet and red stripes come next to the top and bottom edges. A similar design has been shown at the GayJourney.com website for years and is marked as having been designed by the site’s author, Greg Gomes. However, on this flagoid (no evidence of real-life use so far), both upper quarters were simply repainted into red, orange and yellow stripes and both lower quarters were repainted into green, blue and violet stripes in the same way. Mr Gomes' design thus drew more from that of the gay rainbow flag, keeping the order of its stripes unchanged, while the design of Mr. Castillo drew more from the Dominican national flag, counterchanging the rainbow stripes' order so that they always match the same color from the original flag.

The use of this flag has provoked conflict with the police, which tried to confiscate it at first, but eventually requested that it only be removed by the participants themselves; the conflict was even extended to the use of the national flag itself, the participants succeeding in defending their right to use it, for no offense to the flag was made by its flying at the event. The new gay flag was, however, seen by many as an un-constitutional modification of national flag and therefore an offense, which actually provoked the police to act against its use. It also initiated a number of online discussions, Mr. Castillo taking part in them as well. In defense of his flag, he stated that deriving one flag's design from that of another flag cannot be viewed as an offense, especially since Dominican national flag was actually derived from that of Haiti, which in turn was derived from that of France; that the national arms, as used on his flag, can be viewed as a symbol separate from the national flag; that many online shops are selling the items decorated with patterns, many of these purely fictional, which combine the rainbow gay flag with different national flags, and there were no reactions against these so far; and lastly, invited the other participants of the discussions to view a photo gallery he posted at his Facebook profile, which displayed his flag among similar flags from other countries, all under the title "I am not the first, nor will I be the last". Irritated by another participant's comment against his use of the national arms, he stated that he might replace it with a pink triangle for the next year's Pride Caravan, but the use of such flag has not been recorded so far, not was any later use of his original design either.
Tomislav Todorovic, 28 December 2014