Local August 25, 2023 | 1:40 pm

PLD unveils regional caravan route, ignores JCE’s call

The Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) has declared its intention to conduct a caravan across the northwestern region of the country, led by their presidential candidate Abel Martínez. This move comes in defiance of the Central Electoral Board’s (JCE) call to suspend proselytizing activities during this period.

At a press conference, Andrés Navarro, a member of the Political Committee, revealed that the caravan is scheduled for this Sunday and will cover a route spanning 233 kilometers.

The provinces to be covered by the caravan include Valverde, Montecristi, Dajabón, Santiago Rodríguez, and select areas of Santiago, as detailed by Navarro.

Navarro underlined that this caravan carries a distinct message of hope and constructive efforts, embodying the essence of Abel Martínez’s campaign.

Regarding the JCE’s admonition, Navarro indicated that, in collaboration with other political parties, they have conveyed their perspective to the electoral body. They asserted that the JCE’s request was rooted in clauses of previous electoral laws that have since been nullified by the Constitutional Court.

Undeterred by the JCE’s appeal, Navarro affirmed that they will persist with their political engagements as planned.

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Paul Tierney
August 25, 2023 1:53 pm

This is typically the type of defiance that politicians and their fanatics have about rule and order.

August 26, 2023 11:40 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Especially the PLD

August 26, 2023 10:00 am

More of the same corruption. PLD and PRD are both corruption. I wish people would see how these two parties have sold the natural resources and land of the DR to international investors. Very little territory remains untouched.

Paul Tierney
August 27, 2023 10:15 am

On a personal experience, this poster dislikes the caravans of political fanatics because of an incident a few years back when run off the road. This poster was traveling from Hato Major to San Pedro de Macoris on a two-lane section of road. A political caravan was traveling in the opposite direction at the same time towards Hato Major at high speeds and having two hostile cars passing others in its group formation while doing it in the poster’s lane traveling at even higher speeds directly at the poster. Because the cars in the caravan were bunched up, the hostiles did not try to enter its group formation, they continued recklessly in the contrary lane toward the poster, too damn close. …Time to bail out… Poster instinctively turned quickly into the rough shoulder. Fortunately, there was no ditch or solid barriers. Wife was visibly upset and poster pissed off. This is what happens when the fanatics stop at venues, get tanked up on free Presidente before going on to the next venue, to get tanked up again, and then try to be next in the caravan line behind the candidate.

Arrggghhh politics !!!