Local April 3, 2012 | 7:35 am

DR and OAS sign agreement on electoral observation

Washington.– The Dominican Republic and the Organization of American States signed an agreement on the privileges and immunities of the observers who will oversee the country’s presidential general elections and Ultramar Congress elections on May 20.

According to Ambassador Roberto Saladin, the Dominican Republic’s Permanent Representative at the OAS, this is another example of the consolidation of representative democracy in the Dominican Republic in its 168 years of independence.

In the country’s upcoming vote, some 6.5 million citizens will vote for the country’s President and Vice President. For the first time in the country’s history, voters will also choose 8 deputies representing Dominican communities abroad.

The signing ceremony was held at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, where Saladin was joined by OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.

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