Orlando Jorge Mera: Minister of Environment


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Feb 20, 2019

President-elect Luis Abinader named Orlando Jorge Mera to one of the most challenging posts in his cabinet: Minister of Environment. A corporate lawyer, Jorge Mera had served as the Modern Revolutionary Party’s delegate before the Central Electoral Board (JCE) for the 2020 municipal, presidential and congressional campaigns.

Nelson Bautista, president of the SOECI, on Esta Noche con Mariasela on 10 August, gave his recipe for a good minister of environment: “All he has to do is apply the law.”

In a first statement, Jorge Mera tweeted: “We will be an open, transparent and law-abiding ministry. Together we will achieve this for this and future generations.”

This will be Jorge Mera’s first cabinet position. Jorge Mera chaired the board of the Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Indotel) from 2000-2004 and is recognized for then setting the foundation for the...
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