Chamber of Deputies rams Penal Code through; same rush as the Senate


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Feb 20, 2019

It is almost that the ruling Modern Revolutionary Party legislators had a plan. After Joel Santos, Minister of the Presidency announced the Abinader government would reintroduce the Penal Code, Ramon Rogelio Genao, of the PRSC, a PRM ally, jumped the gun and submitted basically the same Penal Code that had been rejected in 2021.

In the script, the 419 article Penal Code, that reportedly includes some 70 new clauses to fight crimes not included in the century old previous code, was passed without a full reading in the Senate, with the blessings of Senate president, Ricardo de los Santos (PRM-Sanchez Ramirez). It then moved to committee-reading and then was passed by 20 of the 22 senators present.

A repeat is happening in the Chamber of Deputies, with Alfredo Pacheco (PRM-National District), president of the Chamber, on Tuesday, 9 July 2024 motivating the passing of the...

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