The president of the ruling PLD political party, former President Leonel Fernandez says that the greatest challenge facing the organization is maintaining unity in the ranks. The three-term former President was speaking at a meeting held in Bani on Sunday 21 December 2014 with representatives of 10 provinces of the southern region. Fernandez highlighted that the PLD was the most successful political organization in the country’s history and that by 2016 it will have been in power for 16 years. During the event, participants called for Fernandez to seek the PLD presidential nomination. Fernandez responded by saying that he preferred to wait before officially proclaiming his aspirations.