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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Report 05 Dec 2017 by Pavel Isa and Fabricio Gomez

A new survey underscores the pessimistic domestic mood, and highlights crime and corruption as two big concerns. Some 74% of respondents called the economy bad or very bad; 75% predicted that toward the end of the Danilo Medina administration the economy would be the same or worse; and 52% called their own financial situation bad or very bad. While 89% called corruption alarming or very alarming, 60% believe Dominicans don’t mind voting for corrupt candidates. Crime – namely robberies and assaults -- was the top concern, with government corruption (35%), unemployment and lack of jobs (3...

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