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Danilo met with Leonel and consulted on naturalization law

SANTO DOMINGO. President Danilo Medina started a process of consultations yesterday that will cover the Naturalization Law with the government is preparing for presentation to the National Congress.

Yesterday the President carried out the first of these consultations with former President Leonel Fernandez. They talked for an hour at the Democracy and Development Global Foundation (Funglode).

As he left, the Chief of State was approached by reporters and he said that he talked with the president of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) about the issue of the proposed law, although he did not say what the impression of Fernandez was with regard to the law.

“I have begun to hold consultations about the law that we are going to send to the Congress regarding sentence 168-13,” said Medina.

Later on, when he was approached at his arrival at a hotel in the capital, accompanied by First Lady Candida Montilla de Medina, where the diplomatic corps offered a cocktail in honor of the presidential couple, Medina reiterated that he would spend this week in consultations over the sentence 168-13 of the Constitutional Tribunal.

“I am going to spend the week in consultations on the sentence 168-13 by the Constitutional Tribunal, and that is what I am doing,” said Medina with reference to the meeting with the PLD president.

For some weeks the government has been working on the preparation of a legislative proposal on Naturalization which it will submit to the legislative chambers, and this has generated expectations in some sectors and the criticism of other sectors that defend the sentence 168-13 by the Constitutional Tribunal and that suggest that a measure of this nature might not acknowledge the decision of the high court and might create contradictions between both of the state powers.

It also was learned that the delay by the government in sending the legislative proposal on Naturalization to the National Congress, as had been announced by President Medina last 27 February, has caused a cooling of the talks that the Dominican Republic and Haiti are holding and the third round of which has been postponed on two occasions.

Source: DiarioLibre

Category: DR News |

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