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President Luis Abinader issued Decree 414-22, removing Roberto Fulcar from the Ministry of Education. Rumors had been circulating that Furcal would be removed on 16 August 2022 when the President gives the half year address in Congress.

Furcal was named minister without portfolio with the mission of strengthening the strategic management of the Abinader administration. Furcal has repeatedly been in the headlines for violating the procurement law and other irregularities at the Ministry of Education, the government department that receives the most government resources. The most recent scandal was that of a 76-year old chauffeur being responsible for the content of several winning tenders for digital content of high school textbooks at the Ministry of Education.

On Tuesday, 2 August 2022, Furcal had held a press conference to present the achievements of his two years in the...

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