OAS asks the Dominican Republic to overhaul its electoral controls system


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Feb 20, 2019

The Organization of American States has had an insider look into the electoral and political system in the Dominican Republic over the past 10 months. After observing the aborted 16 February municipal election, the OAS mission was back to observe the successful rescheduled 15 March municipal election and then for the 5 July presidential and congressional election. In its report on the elections, the OAS recommends that the Dominican Republic revamp, renew and re-legislate many of the processes relating to anything having to do with elections.

The OAS electoral observer mission recommends that legislation in the country spell out as clearly as possible, the responsibilities and duties of each of the entities that intervene in electoral affairs, as well as the procedures, timetables and instruments to be employed in the course of an election. The Central Electoral...
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