Local September 16, 2014 | 7:16 am

As expected, Dominican Republic leader names new senior officials

Santo Domingo.- As widely expected president Danilo Medina appointed several new senior officials in various Government posts and the foreign service Monday night, just over two years after taking office.

Executive order 332-14 names Andrés Navarro as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, replacing Carlos Morales, who resigned on ill health.

Also named were Luis A. Asunción, Superintendent of Banks; Emilio Olivo, director of the Dominican Agrarian Institute (IAD); Claudio Jiménez, administrator of Dominican Markets (Mercadom), and Claudio Peña, director of National Cadastre.

Order 333-14 appoints Mayobanex Escotto as director of the Dominican Port Authority (Apordom), and Roger Jovert, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC); Juan Rodríguez Nina is now the President of the National Energy Commission, replacing Enrique Ramírez, who was named Presidency Advisor on renewable energy, among other non-senior posts.

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