October primaries to cost taxpayers US$30M
Santo Domingo.- Of the RD$1.5 billion (US$30 million) that the primaries on October 6 will cost, the political parties will only contribute RD$200 million and the rest will be paid by the State.
Electoral Board (JCE) president, Julio César Castaños Guzman said the contributions will be proportional to the funds which the parties receive.
The three major parties, the ruling PLD, the opposition PRM, and the pro-government PRD will pay RD$4 million monthly to cover expenses.
The minority party AlPaís, would pay a smaller proportion, whereas the OD’s expenses will be assumed by the JCE.