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With most polls showing the ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) presidential candidate Gonzalo Castillo trailing well behind the opposition, President Danilo Medina was in Azua and San Jose de Ocoa to motivate voters. The recent Greenberg poll showed that Medina had a high popularity rating of 64%. Nevertheless, with elections set for 5 July, many observe this is a case of “too little, too late.” 

Others observe that Medina has taken the campaign on his shoulders in the absence of major party leaders. His active participation in the campaign, is in violation with electoral law. 

From the start, the President spoke out saying the opposition will not accept when the results show Castillo winning the 5 July elections. While some observers feel that Medina is trying to save the Castillo campaign, others are putting forth the idea that what he is doing is consolidating a...

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