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Medina has not showed up at first ever presidential candidates debate

Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina will be the only no-show from the Monday in Dominican Republic’s first ever televised debate, with eight presidential candidates present with which organizers seek to instill a “culture of proposals” for constituents, local media report.

The young business leaders grouped in Anje host the event, and said the debate aims to give citizens a space for them to know the presidential candidates’ thinking, and their proposals and plans of Government.

The presidential candidates which have confirmed their participation include Luis Abinader, of the majority opposition PRM party; Guillermo Moreno, Al-Pais; Minerva (Minou) Tavarez Al-Democracia; Soraya Aquino, PUN; Pelegrin Castillo, FNP; Elias Wessin, PQD, and Hatuey De Camps, PRSD.

In a statement Anje called the presidential debate an important milestone for the Dominican Republic. “For the first time in the country’s history candidates for the office of the President will be discussing together their proposals for government.”

The organization said it regrets that Medina didn’t accept its invitation

Medina had confirmed that he won’t participate in the debate and in turn affirms he will win in all provinces. According to most polls the president will retain office by winning the May 15 elections in the first balloting.

Source: DT

April 18, 2016

Category: DR News |

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