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The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Alfredo Pacheco (PRM-National District) committed to act so that the Chamber of Deputies passes the Extinction of Domain Bill. The bill has languished in Congress for around seven years. The ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) has the needed majority in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate to pass the bill.
President Luis Abinader has stated that the passing of the bill is key to the battle against corruption. It would put an end to drug traffickers getting to keep their billionaire fortunes after serving short sentences in jail. State prosecutors say it is essential for the state to recover assets of corrupt government officials.