Secretary of State of the United States warns Danilo Medina about modifying the Constitution

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke yesterday with the President of the Dominican Republic Danilo Medina on the importance of all political actors in the country preserving democratic institutions and respect the rule of law and the Constitution, particularly in the run up to the elections of the 2020 in the Dominican Republic.

Mike Pompeo spoke yesterday with President of the Dominican Republic Danilo Medina, and discussed the importance of all political actors preserving democratic institutions and adhere to the rule of law and the constitution, particularly in the run-up to the 2020 elections” expresses a brief statement uploaded to social networks by the diplomatic entity.

The information was offered by the United States embassy in the country and Morgan Ortagus, spokesman of the Department of State in their twitter accounts.

The information is given at a time when various political sectors and civil society have spoken out against a constitutional reform that enables the re-election of President Danilo Medina.

Rumors that the initiative would be introduced yesterday in the session of the Senate, triggered the alarm of legislators of the leonelista sector and the Modern Revolutionary party (PRM), who have opposed that the Magna Carta has been modified for re-election purposes.

Meanwhile, outside the legislative headquarters the Coalition in Defense of the Constitution and Democracy is on the sidewalk of the Municipal Palace, facing the Congress since last Monday, receiving signatures of thousands of citizens who oppose re-election.

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