Local May 16, 2018 | 6:42 pm

Medina scrambles so the bill on Political Parties Law ‘doesn’t fall’

D. Medina. File

Santo Domingo.-  President Danilo Medina on Wed. asked the presidents of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate to name a bicameral commission to study the bill for the Law of Parties in Congress so the piece “does not fall.”

Medina’s request, addressed to lower Chamber president Rubén Maldonado, and Reinaldo Pared, of the Senate, is in a letter read to the Deputies and in an urgen National Palace press conference.

“My only motivation for defending the model of open and simultaneous primaries with the Central Electoral Board’s official register is the commitment to revitalize political parties, strengthen transparency and open more spaces for participation,” the president said.

“it’s not a matter of looking for advantages in favor of one or another sector, or of one or another person in particular, but about creating new mechanisms of participation that contribute to the parties responding more and more to social expectations and institutional strengthening.”

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