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President JCE says elections could be financed with supplementary budget

The president of the Central Electoral Board “Junta Central Electoral” (JCE), Julio César Castaños Guzmán, reported today that part of the upcoming elections could be financed with additional budget items.

After a meeting between the plenary of the electoral body and the Permanent Forum of Political Parties, Castaños Guzmán stated that “paragraph 18 of Article 3 of Law 15-19 (Organic of the Electoral System), establishes that the budget of the Central Electoral Board will be prepared without detriment to extraordinary expenses “.

These statements come at a time when uncertainty reigns over the financing of the general elections scheduled for the year 2020.

The head of the JCE also referred to the announcement made by Reinaldo Pared, general secretary of the Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (PLD), that they will ask that the voter registry be segmented. Castaños indicated that the plenary of the JCE will decide on when this petition reaches the institution.

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