Local April 26, 2012 | 2:47 pm

In reversal, opposition party agrees with media access to poll results

SANTO DOMINGO.- In an apparent reversal, the opposition PRD party on Thursday clarified that it doesn’t oppose the Central Electoral Board’s (JCE) resolution to simultaneously transmit polling results to the media and the political parties.

A PRD commission headed by General Secretary Orlando Jorge visited the JCE where it submitted a document stating that the letter sent by its presidential candidate Hipólito Mejìa, in their view agrees to maintain the measure.

In the letter the commissioners note that when Mejía "refers to institutional reasons," it’s about the Board’s decision through a Resolution and when he cites the "direct responsibility and involvement in the process," meant that the media were involved in the process via said Resolution, to bolster the confidence in the process and guarantee transparency.

"We prefer to believe that the ruling (PLD) party commissioners have misinterpreted the letter sent by the candidate and that it’s not a manipulation aimed at amending Resolution no. 07 of 2012, to adopt corrections and modifications which can affect the transparency of process," Jorge said.

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