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Two die in Dominican Republic ruling party convention

Santo Domingo.- Sunday´s convention to choose candidates for deputies, mayors and heads of municipal districts by Dominican Republic’s ruling party (PLD) turned violent  as two rank-and-file were killed: Erasmo Antonio Medina Espinal, in Santiago and Yeral Perez, in, Barahona.

Adding to the violence were the suspension of the convention in the northwest towns of Dajabon and Loma de Cabrera, a truck driver shot and hurt in Villa Mella, where he was hauling boxes with convention materials; at least 8 injured in La Ceiba, eastern La Altagracia province; the theft of ballot boxes in Rancho Arriba, Ocoa and San Pedro de Macoris; and ballot boxes set afire and clashes between rival groups across the country.

President Medina, former president regret violence

Both president Danilo Medina and former president and PLD president Leonel Fernandez said they regret the incident in the convention, which sought to choose 15 deputies, 82 mayors and 122 town managers.

Source: DT

Dec 15, 2015

Category: DR News |

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