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1st people’s trial on electoral ‘fraud’

Santo Domingo.- A coalition of political and civil society groups are inviting to the “First People’s Trial on the Electoral Fraud” set for 4pm Monday, when those who benefited must respond to the people for their “Electoral morass” which were the May 15 general elections.

The Institutional Democratic Coalition is formed by opposition candidates who competed in the elections, other political forces and representatives from civil society organizations.

They said the people’s trials have been staged “because the institutions which should’ve refereed and penalized the actions and crimes affecting democratic institutions are not effectively establishing the responsibilities set in the Constitution and compliance with the laws.”

They affirm that the ruling party (PLD), “grossly intervened in the last elections, using state funds to distort the popular will.”

The Coalition said among its non-negotiable objectives figure the designation of new heads of the Central Electoral Board, the Superior Electoral Court, the Accounts Chamber and credible personalities with unquestioned morals, preferably no political affiliation  in the Constitutional Court,.

In the event set for La Lira park in the upscale Naco sector, the Coalition also demands new legislation on elections and political parties, and to depoliticize the government’s social assistance programs.

Source: DT

July 11, 2016

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