Political parties law: Medina gets half of a victory

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - In Brief 09 Aug 2018 by Pavel Isa

Tuesday night, the Chamber of Representatives voted positively for a law of parties that allows parties to choose the procedure to elect nominees for President and Vicepresident, members of Congress and local authorities. The bill was supported by danilistas and allied parties, and PRM representatives.Support by PRM to that bill came as a surprise since their initial posture was in support of a law that mandated closed primaries (with the registry of each party). The bill is a half of a victory for President Medina. He wanted a law mandating open and simultaneous primaries but couldn’t get ...

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