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DR is the only LatAm country whose presidential candidates have never debated

New York.- The presidential candidate of a coalition of minority parties headed by the APD on Thursday reiterated the need for candidates to elective posts to take a new step in Dominican politics and accept forming part of Dominican Republic´s first presidential debate in history, leading to the May 15 elections.

Minou Tavarez Mirabal called “regretful” the fact that Dominican Republic is the only Latin America nation which has never held electoral debates. “This fact underlines the lack of democratic attitudes on the part of those in power.”

“Voters are entitled to know the proposals of those who aspire to represent them and know what they their future rulers think on the problems that beset them,” Tavarez said during her visit to senior members of the Dominican diaspora.

“Those of us who seek elected posts at all levels especially candidates to the presidency have a duty to respond to citizens´ concerns by subjecting ourselves submitting to the scrutiny of the debate,” she said, ensuring her readiness to participate in any open presidential debate.

Source: DT

Jan 28, 2016

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