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Eugenio Cedeño of the ruling Partido Revolucionario Moderno (PRM) has sparked controversy with his statements about sex in marriage. He believes that a husband should be able to have sex with his wife without her consent, even if she does not want to have children. Cedeño argued in an interview on Primera Hora TV program that this is not a criminal act because the couple has already established sexual consent through their marriage contract. He also stated that if a husband removes a condom to infect his wife with a sexually transmitted disease, it is criminal, but if he removes it to impregnate her, it is not a crime. These views have been widely criticized and have sparked significant public outrage and indignation.

Fellow party member Faride Raful, PRM senator for the National District, says that Eugenio Cedeño has always had these views and has strongly defended his position and...

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