Dominican Liberation Party (DO)

Type: Organization
Name: Dominican Liberation Party (DO) (PLD, Partido de la Liberación Dominicana, Dominican Liberation Party)
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

No changes to the Constitution, Santiago archbishop says

Santiago.- Santiago archbishop Ramon Benito de la Rosa y Carpio on Thursday expressed his hopes that the Dominican Constitution could "sleep" for a long time without changes.The prelate issued that opinion when asked about the possibility to submit new ... [Published Dominican Today - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Officials warn opposition leader against violence in City councils vote

Santo Domingo.- The general secretary of Dominican Republic’s ruling party (PLD), and the president of the Municipalities Federation on Tuesday warned the group headed by former president Hipolito Mejía of the opposition PRM party against sparking incidents ... [Published Dominican Today - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Woman heads Dominican Republic Congress for the first time

Santo Domingo.- As the outcome of a brief meeting typical for the ruling PLD party’s Political Committee, Cristina Lizardo will become the first woman President of the Senate, and of the National Assembly.The PLD’s top echelon also confirmed Abel Martínez ... [Published Dominican Today - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Top official also slams U.S. envoy’s statement on political power

Santo Domingo.- Central Electoral Board (JCE) president Roberto Rosario on Thursday said U.S. Ambassador James Brewster’s statement on the Dominican Republic’s system of political parties isn’t that of an envoy who respects the institutional order and ... [Published Dominican Today - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

'Insolent' U.S. envoy again riles Dominican Republic powers

Santo Domingo.- As expected, response came swiftly to U.S. ambassador James Brewster’s statement Tuesday cautioning the Dominican Republic against having “so much power” concentrated in just one political party.The diplomat’s statement was rebuffed by ... [Published Dominican Today - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Ex president prevented party from splitting with ruling bloc: Nacional

Santo Domingo.- Former president Leonel Fernández persuaded the heads of the pro-government FNP party to not resign from their Government posts and remain in the political bloc headed by Dominican Republic’s ruling party (PLD) since 1993According to outlet ... [Published Dominican Today - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jun 06 2014 - Updated Jun 06 2014 - 1 reports

Talks Between Dominican Republic Party Leader, Joe Biden Raise Questions

Vice President Joe Biden and a top State Department official in recent months talked with a Dominican Republic party leader accused of accepting bribes from a prominent drug trafficker and facilitating one-party rule on the island, raising questions ... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Jun 06 2014]

Quotes

"I hope that for some time the Dominican constitution can be left as it is today" de la Rosa said bluntly
"That’s a decision to which he’s entitled. Now, I can also tell you that he would be responsible for any violence that could arise in the elections of managers in any of the municipalities that make up the nationwide" said PLD general secretary Reinaldo Pared
"Only this explains that an Ambassador believes that he’s within his right to assess a country or say what type of political system it must have and dictate policy" the official said, quoted by eldia.com.do
...will likely draw rebuke as meddling, said various political forces should coexist in the country’s system of parties, to bolster democracy. "There must be multiple parties, is their duty to be very solid, very robust, the powers shouldn’t be concentrated, there must be several important, solid parties."

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