The Central Electoral Board (JCE) formally began the municipal elections in which the mayors of the 158 municipalities of the country will be elected.Full Story
To date, polls indicate Carolina Mejía, daughter of former Dominican President Hipólito Mejía as a favourite.Full Story
On Feb. 16, the municipal elections were canceled due to a generalized failure in automated voting equipment.
These rains are due to the presence of Tropical Storm Karen. According to the National Office of Meteorology (Onamet), bulletin, the cloud bands of the storm affect the Dominican territory in its eastern part.
Medina gave his eighth and final speech as president as people took to the streets to brand him as corrupt.
As thousands of young people have taken the streets, the Dominican Republic has not yet found impartial interlocutors to clarify the crisis.
Protesters from different social classes and sectors have said they will continue to demonstrate as long as necessary.
From their homes, people took out their pots so that the municipal elections could be carried out with all the guarantees and called for the resignation of the entire board of the electoral body.
On Sunday the nationwide electoral process was suspended due to a glitch in the electronic voting system, four hours after they officially started.
Following the suspension, four hours after they started, due to automated voting failures, the opposition party People's Power (FP) said that the problem was provoked.
The communique stated that UNIORE will be headed by Marcos Baños, Counselor of Mexico's National Electoral Institute, while the OAS mission will be led by former Chilean President Eduardo Frei.