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Santo Domingo.- The country’s young business leaders grouped in ANJE on Sunday announced the first-ever presidential debate on April 18, noting that the country's political maturity makes it possible.

Nonetheless ANJE president Osvaldo Oller Bolanos didn’t specify whether any of the presidential candidates have confirmed their attendance in the planned debate.

He said there’ll be a debate of mayoral candidates from the National District and Santiago on April 5, and one with Senate hopefuls from Santo Domingo and Santiago on the 7th of that month.

"We feel that there’s political maturity to stage these electoral debates; a Greenberg-Diario Libre survey says that 74% of the population wants and demands these debates," Oller said.

He said ANJE is creating “neutral” space for candidates to attend the debate proposed by the entity to present their ideas and proposals.

When Diario Libre editor-in-chief Adriano Miguel Tejada asked him about confirmation by candidates Oller said invitations were sent all of them on March 2 to confirm their participation.

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2 comment(s)
Written by: zooma, 7 Mar 2016 4:15 PM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

Idealistic young !

Trying to paint with a USA political template onto the local political canvas.

Doesn't work there and doesn't work here !

Written by: chillinout, 8 Mar 2016 2:12 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Public statements and in real time answers to questions are the last things politicians like Medina want to do.
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