Uncategorized May 30, 2019 | 8:00 am

Amid fierce infighting, a deal emerges in Dominican Republic’s ruling party

Santo Domingo.- A proposal that includes 142 elected seats to be reserved on the ballots of Dominican Republic’s ruling party (PLD) is under the lens of the organization’s two factions, and would be the starting point for an eventual negotiation leading to next year’s congressional and municipal elections.

The faction led by former president Leonel Fernandez submitted the proposal to that of president Danilo Medina, but without a response thus far.

The proposal would use part of the 20 percent of the candidacies reserved for the leadership of the parties, as stipulated in Law 33-18 on Parties, Groups and Political Movements.