Local May 18, 2016 | 8:33 am

Dominican mayor sets precedent: Admits loss, congrats rival

Santo Domingo.- National District mayor Roberto Salcedo onTuesday broke with tradition when he acknowledged defeat in Sunday’s elections,and became the Dominican Republic’s first major political figure tocongratulate his rival for the win at the polls.

Salcedo, of the ruling PLD party, publicly congratulated themayor-elect David Collado of the opposition PRM, who will take office on Aug.16.

Salcedo, who‘s been mayor of Dominican Republic’s capital during14 consecutive years, was defeated by Collado 57% to 37%.

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