Local July 25, 2014 | 2:03 pm

Ex president prevents minority party split with ruling bloc: Nacional

Santo Domingo.- Former president Leonel Fernández persuaded the heads of the pro-government FNP party to not resign from their Government posts and remain in the political bloc headed by Dominican Republic’s ruling party (PLD) since 1993

According to outlet elnacional.com.do, Fernández arranged the meeting with president Danilo Medina and Ethics Commission director Marino Vinicio Castillo, along with his son the deputy Vinicio Castillo Seman in the National Palace noon Thursday.

Fernandez reportedly instructed close collaborator Radhamés Jiménez Peña to coordinate that and other meetings, including with Presidency legal adviser César Pina and with Interior and Police minister José Ramón Fadul.

Both Castillos had voiced scathing rebuke of the regulation signed by Medina Wednesday, to enforce the controversial Foreigner Naturalization and Regularization Law,

“If that regulation opened for discussion by the Executive Branch is enacted as is, it will be a factory of forged identities,” Vinicio Castillo had warned Tuesday.

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