Local October 10, 2013 | 7:58 am

Constitution bans Medina from seeking reelection: Senate chief

Santo Domingo.- The Constitution clearly bans president Danilo Medina’s reelection through a referendum, Senate president Reinaldo Pared affirmed Wednesday, but noted however that he agrees that the procedure should be established.

"As the United Leftist Movement (MIU) states, two modes are foreseen, one at the municipal level, and another wider, but it’s important to approve a law to establish the referendum in country once and for all," said the also general secretary of Dominican Republic’s ruling party, PLD.

"It’s not possible for the head of State to be reelected, because the Constitution limits the breadth and reach the referendum would have," the lawmaker said, adding that the Constitution “doesn’t include the revocation of the mandate, or the extension of the mandate."

Pared spoke to reporters after meeting with a commission of the leftist party MIU, headed by its president Miguel Mejia.

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