Billboard promotes President Abinader’s reelection in Santiago

Acento reports an enormous billboard in Santiago is promoting the reelection of President Luis Abinader to all those circulating on the Duarte Highway, the country’s main north-south connection.

The Dominican Constitution allows Abinader to run for a second consecutive reelection (2024-2028). Surveys indicate he is at present the most popular politician. Yet, the Central Electoral Board has not yet announced the electoral campaign is open. That would make the billboard violatory of electoral law.

Acento reports that in the ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) so far only Guido Gomez Mazara and Ramon Alburquerque have expressed interest in running for President. Most party members favor backing a bid for reelection by Abinader.

The giant billboard promoting the reelection of the President of the Republic attracts the attention of those entering and leaving the province of Santiago, on the Duarte Highway, in the municipality of Puñal. The advertisement stresses the country needs President Luis Abinader.

The billboard message has the endorsement of the mayor of Puñal, doctor Enrique Romero, who told Acento reporters in Santiago that the propaganda had been placed by construction businessman Arquímedes Cabrera, who has his offices in the aforementioned municipality.

Romero said the billboard is placed on the lands of the company Ecosisa, owned by the businessman Cabrera, who would have requested permission to use his name in the reelectionist advertisement.

“Yes, we are in reelection. I am a man of the President’s team,” Enrique Romero told Acento news media. He said he seeks to be the president of the Provincial Committee of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM).

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3 August 2022