Local May 30, 2014 | 12:57 pm

Relatives likely placed final nail in ex-president’s political coffin

Santo Domingo.- Opposition PRD party presidential candidacy hopeful Guido Gomez on Friday might have placed the final nail in former president Hipolito Mejia’s political coffin, when he visited an NGO in the company of the former leader’s daughter and grandson.

Gomez visited the offices of the civic movement Citizens Participation to request that if oversees the PRD convention on July 27, and did so in the company of Carolina Mejia and her son Juan Carlos Mejía.

Gomez affirmed that Mejia’s grandson has been accompanying him on visits to several sectors of Greater Santo Domingo.

Citizen Participation executives Sonia Diaz and Rosalia Sosa received the request from Gomez, and said it would be submitted to the NGO’s board.

Also contributing to the former president’s political demise was the announcement by his former ticket mate Luis Abinader that he will also seek the PRD candidacy for the 2016 presidential election.

Moreover, Mejia’s recent tacit recognition that he has lost control of the PRD to its president Miguel Vargas, also related through marriage.

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