Local August 27, 2016 | 6:20 am

Prominent Dominican politician dies

Santo Domingo.- Former presidentialcandidate and PRSD party leader Hatuey De Camps Jiménez passed away at his home9:30 Friday evening after an eleven-year battle with cancer.

He was surrounded by all his familymembers, said his son Luis Miguel De Camps, who informed that his late father’sremains would be taken to the Blandino funeral home on Av. Lincoln at noonSaturday for the wake.

Hatuey de Camps was born in Cotuí in1947. He was married three times: first to the actress and singer CeciliaGarcía, mother of his sons Hatuey and Luis Miguel De Camps García, then totelevision presenter Milagros Germán, mother of his children Milagros Marina,Álvaro Hatuey and Andrea Salomé De Camps Germán. His third marriage was to Dominique Blühdorn, daughterof the late Karl G. Blühdorn of Gulf and Western, founder of Casa de Campo andAltos de Chavón in La Romana. They had four children: Gabriela, and tripletsCharles, Olivia and Alexandra.

A longtime leading member of the PRD and a minister in the 1982 government of Salvador Jorge Blanco, he broke away to form his own party, the PRSD in 2004. He stood as presidential candidate for the PRSD in the May 2016 elections.

De Camps, who was 69, held a doctorate in philosophy and literature from Madrid’s Complutense University, and was a graduate inEconomic Planning and Development from the Institute for the Development of theIbero-American Area.

Tributes have been coming in from prominent figures in Dominicanpolitics including president Danilo Medina, Foreign Minister Miguel VargasMaldonado, and former president Leonel Fernández.

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