Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – This is what will soon happen. It is a matter of time, and time. People will come down, and voices, slogans and speeches will be heard. And they will wave flags, banners, flags.
Since the dawn of the morning twilight of this July 8, all the energy of the loyal to President Danilo Medina and the exmandatario Leonel Fernandez will be concentrated in conquering, next to the first, a reform of the Constitution, to enable the reelection, and the another, to abort those purposes through a task of resistance, and defense of the Magna Carta that prohibits a third mandate, which already foreshadows decisive moments for internal cohesion and the destiny of the Peledeism itself.
In effect, today will be the days of protests in front of the headquarters of the National Congress and, in fact, in response, the military and police siege that had been raised last week, after nine hectic days of having been installed in the area.
From today, Monday, D Day begins in the struggle for the defense of the Constitution, “and that struggle will win the Dominican people,” Leonel Fernandez harangued his followers yesterday, meeting at the Sheraton Hotel during a meeting to purpose of the beginning of the electoral campaign.
While the leonelistas leaders met, in the outskirts of the National Congress they returned the security forces and the bars to prevent the vehicular passage by their front.
A little further away from the metal bars, which are part of the police siege, a tent was erected where members of the so-called Coalition for the Defense of the Constitution and Democracy will start, as of today, a process of signatures against the pretensions to reform the Constitution.
“A process of citizens will begin that we will go to the environments of the National Congress to stamp their signature in defense of the Constitution of the Republic and that will be a mass phenomenon of popular character. The Dominican people expressing themselves, saying that the Constitution is respected! “, Said Fernandez.
He said that in the country there is a generalized rejection of a second consecutive constitutional reform with a single purpose, allowing the repostulation of Danilo Medina.
He recalled that the Constitution is a social pact, the law of laws and, therefore, “what is common in any democratic country with strong institutions is a national debate, as we did in 2010”.
Leonel: “We will win in this fight …”
The president of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), Leonel Fernandez, said yesterday, during an assembly with links, coordinators, members of the Central Committee and Political Committee of the PLD, that, part of the reasons for that event is that “it is in the run-up to a final outcome of this great debate that has taken place in recent times about the Constitution in the Dominican Republic. ”
“We trust that good sense will prevail, that reason will prevail and that the Constitution of the Republic will be respected,” Fernandez said.
He stressed that as of today, Monday, only 18 working days will remain until July 26, when the current legislature ends to try to amend the Constitution, which “will be a forced process because there is interest in attracting legislators who disagree, and that their own political leaders have rejected the change to the Magna Carta. ”
He warned of “a laborantism in the shade for this to occur and we reject it fully. We are convinced that with the struggle of the people, the conviction that exists in Dominican society of respect for the Constitution … ”
Constitution, siege, protests
Law of laws Leonel Fernandez recalled that the Constitution is a social pact, the law of laws and, therefore, “what is common in any democratic country with strong institutions is a national debate, as we did in 2010”.
More protests. Today the days of protests return in front of the headquarters of the National Congress and, in fact, in response, the military and police siege.