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ELECTIONS – Government asks the OAS to investigate failure of elections and suspends PGR investigation


The Dominican Government instructed the Organization of American States (OAS) to investigate the ruling on the automated voting system that suspended municipal elections last Sunday, February 16.

He also asked the Public Ministry to suspend his investigations in the Dominican Republic until such an international investigation takes place.

The Dominican Government said that in an environment of such mistrust, any local investigation would generate suspicion, to the point that it will not be accepted by sectors of society.

The Government revealed that it held a round of consultations during the week with important public opinion and business leaders, requested by the Dominican president. The meetings were given by Gustavo Montalvo, Flavio Darío Espinal and José Ramón Peralta.

They said yesterday they met Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary General, who was asked to investigate that regional organization.

To achieve this purpose, the Central Electoral Board must issue an invitation to the OAS for that research mission to occur.

The Government, in its statement, said that what happened on Sunday was a shameful event, expressed later in outrage of citizenship because they could not exercise their right to vote.

“Guaranteeing the right to vote is everyone’s responsibility, especially of the JCE. The response must have credibility that is the basis of trust,” says the document.

“You have to look for a way to give credibility to any investigation,” Flavio Darío read.

The document was read by Flavio Darío Espinal, legal consultant of the Executive Branch.

The press conference was held in the Orlando Martínez Hall of the National Palace, and was headed by the Minister of the Presidency, Gustavo Montalvo; the Administrative Minister of the Presidency, José Ramón Peralta, and the legal consultant of the Executive Power, Flavio Darío Espinal.



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