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With few candidates willing to be vocal about their municipal government plans, this has been a disappointing municipal electoral campaign nationwide. For many, though, the campaign is welcomed as a positive one for the absence of noisy campaign parading and filling of cityscapes with political propaganda. Political parties receive billions in taxpayer money for their campaigns.

As an editorial in Diario Libre published on 26 January 2024 had observed the candidates seem to fear screwing up if they air their views. Diario Libre complained that ruling party candidates were not accepting invitations to be interviewed. A party spokesman would subsequently deny there was a party order in place ordering candidates not to sit for interviews.

In some cities such as Puerto Plata, for instance, there are no political posters in the Central Park. No one would know the...

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