Dominican Republic elects new president
Santo Domingo, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The Dominican Republic is electing on Sunday a new president, a new vice president, 32 senators, 190 deputies and their representatives to Parlacen, on an election day affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some 7,529,932 Dominicans will vote manually and will be observed by 151 international observers, and a large number of national ones, at a time when Covid-19 is raging throughout the country.
There was a record of infected on Saturday, with 1,036 cases in 24 hours, reaching the total number of 36,184 infected and 786 deceased.
The 16,000 voting centers will be open from 07:00 to 17:00, local time, under strict security measures, a rigorous sanitary protocol and guarded by 63,500 members of the Military Electoral Police.
The elections, set initially for May 17th, were rescheduled due to the pandemic, despite being vital for the nation, and have not had the same momentum as previous elections and even had an atypical campaign, but the political organizations expect high participation despite this.
The president of the Central Electoral Board, Julio Cesar Castaños, called for a massive early vote, while the directors of Elections and I.T. guaranteed that everything is ready to carry out the process without difficulties.
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