JCE urges more funds be allocated in 2022 budget

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The president of the Central Electoral Board (JCE) Roman Jaquez Liranzo is warning that the allotment in the 2023 National Budget sent to Congress is not enough to cover the costs of the general election primaries and the new equipment needed for the May 2024 election. Jaquez says the equipment for 2024 needs to be purchased in 2023.

Jaquez Liranzo warned that the government only increased the budget by RD$2.5 billion, when just the organization of the October primaries in 2023 will cost RD$2.05 billion. The electoral regime law in effect calls for the participation of the JCE in the organization of political party primaries.

Jaquez Liranzo also urges that the amendments proposed for the Political Parties Law 33-18 and the Electoral Regime Law 15-19 be passed urgently in time to implement these changes for the 2024 elections. For the 2020 election, the superior...

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