Local March 6, 2012 | 12:49 pm

Opposition party rift widens, even at leader’s tomb

Santo Domingo.- The president of Dominican Republic’s top opposition party on Tuesday said he’s “neither a messenger nor a street sweeper of Hipólito Mejia’s campaign,” when asked if he’ll take part in the organization’s quest for the Presidency.

PRD president Miguel Vargas, who has distanced himself from the ex president and presidential candidate, told reporters that after what occurred in March last year,“ no one will see me on a flatbed truck after what,” in reference to the falling out with Mejía in the wake of the PRD convention.

He said however that as PRD president he works in an “institutional campaign” and to bolster the party’s participation in the May 20 elections.

The politician and business leader spoke while paying tribute in the resting place of the late PRD president Jose Francisco Peña Gomez in the cemetery Cristo Redentor, after Mejía had already visited the gravesite.

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