Followers of Danilo and Leonel take aim at controlling PLD committees
SANTO DOMINGO. Next 12 January new members of the Central Committee of the Dominican Liberation Party are to be elected. This will be the first big match between followers of Danilo Medina and Leonel Fernandez in the struggle of these sectors since the start of the VIII Congress to take control of the majority of the organisms that decide the PLD policies and moves.
Those that follow Danilo have taken a proactive attitude since the Plenary of the VIII Congress “Norge Botello”, the scene where the followers of the PLD president Leonel Fernandez imposed their will, since there were 1,015 absentees among the 2,773 delegates that were invited to the event.
Over the last few weeks the competition between the two PLD groups has come to the forefront in San Francisco de Macoris and other cities around the country, since the Leonel followers are complaining of the visits of government officials who have allegedly assumed the sponsorship of the provinces in order to guarantee the election of candidates loyal to Danilo Medina to the Central Committee of the party. In the election of the new members of this party organ, some 150 persons will be chosen as a result of the expansion of the committee, and 16 will be elected to fill vacancies left by death and persons who abandoned the party. The party explained that of 469 aspiring candidates, 86 will be elected locally in the provinces and 37 nationally, from a total of 552 candidates.
It will be recalled that the Plenary of the party congress decided to include 52 senators and deputies that were not in the Central Committee, a measure that mostly benefits Leonel Fernandez.
With this measure the Central Committee will have 219 new members added to its files and 617 members in total.
The Organizing Commission of the VIII Congress announced yesterday that next 10 January at midnight is the deadline for the promotion by the candidates to membership in the Central Committee. They said that 8 January will be the day that election materials will be distributed.
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