Proposed audit pits the Presidency against the Electoral court
Santo Domingo.- Senate president Reinaldo Pared on Tuesday said, if asked, he could “mediate” to break the deadlock between Central Electoral Board (JCE) president Roberto Rosario and the executive branch over the election’s court budget allocation and a proposed audit.
"It’s not prudent for these noises to occur when it’s a known fact that the President (Danilo Medina) is a person who doesn’t enter into this kind of thing and is always open to solve any problem," adding that he spoke with Rosario prior to a trip abroad, but pledged to meet with him upon return.
"I would do so a concerned citizen who’s interest is that these things don’t occur, its a matter which should be spoken with president Medina to see if he wants to intercede, because otherwise I would be intruding on another power," Pared said.
Pared’s statements come in the wake of a dispute between Rosario and the, on the former’s refusal to allow an audit of the JCE by the Office of Purchases and Hires, claiming that only the Accounts Chamber has the mandate to do so.