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Since the start of the National State of Emergency, opposition party presidential candidate Luis Abinader has called for a national summit where Dominican leadership can meet to discuss the nation’s plan for going forward. The request has fallen on deaf ears, and the Medina administration has moved forward under the coverage of the National State of Emergency to carry out relief and health actions, most due to come to an end in July 2020. Estimates are that the government has created financial instruments for RD$100 billion during these days of the crisis, leaving the next government a record increase in public debt and a nation crippled under the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Leading polls show that most of the Dominican population will not vote for the ruling political party, the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), to remain in power. Abinader of the Modern...

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