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Local media is reporting on the lack of will power of the president of the Central Electoral Board (JCE) to take actions to organize the vote of Dominicans abroad. The excuse has been the coronavirus. On Thursday, 21 May 2020, when motivated by opposition political parties, Julio Cesar Castaños Guzmán said he would do “what he can.” Nevertheless, local media report that basic steps, such as the convening of the election abroad, have yet to be done by the JCE judges. When declaring the presidential and congressional elections would be rescheduled for 5 July 2020, the JCE did not include the convening of actions for the celebration of the vote abroad. This is a technicality that is needed for the representatives of the JCE to formalize tasks needed to organize the election abroad.

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