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The plenary of the Central Electoral Board announced on Monday, 18 May 2020 that it is giving political parties 24 hours to wrap up proposals for the absentee vote. The parties were told to present their arguments in favor and against in writing.
The JCE has sustained there is no time nor conditions to carry out the vote abroad. Castaños Guzmán said the plenary would wait to have the proposals to reach a decision on the overseas vote. He insists he has not received clearance from foreign government entities regarding the celebration of the vote abroad. Around 600,000 Dominicans are registered to vote. US Representative Adriano Espaillat is backing the Dominican vote abroad. He estimates at 250,000 the Dominicans registered to vote in the New York area.
The opposition party, Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) is strongly in favor of Dominicans...