PLD loses its majority in the National Council of the Magistracy


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Feb 20, 2019

The ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) loses the Presidency, and its majority in Congress. N Digital reports that when the new authorities are sworn in on 16 August 2020, the PLD also loses its majority influence in the makeup of the National Council of the Magistracy that in turn chooses superior court judges.

The Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) and President-elect Luis Abinader will chair the CNM as of August. He is scheduled to appoint the Attorney General of the Republic, that has another seat on the CNM. Two other seats are held by the presidents of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, this time now falling under the PRM that upset the PLD in Congress.

As reported, the first task the CNM will face is to renew the members of the Central Electoral Board (JCE).

The PLD will continue to have considerable influence in the Judicial Branch. In its last...
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