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Santo Domingo.- On August 1 the political parties will have to render their first formal account on the handling of the funds they receive from the National Budget through the Central Electoral Board (JCE), warned its president Robert Rosario Thursday.

The Electoral judge, speaking to political party delegates and representatives during the International Seminar on Electoral Reforms in Latin American, being held in the country with the support of IDEA International and the JCE, said they work to provide the parties with a accounting system to render accounts on the funds the JCE gives them monthly. “There’re topics which are going to become transparent and that’s going to make politics and political funding increasingly stronger in the Dominican Republic.”

Rosario said that in fact, the new system to regulate the JCE’s funds to the parties was implemented in the wake of 22 Accounts Chamber audits on an equal number of political parties, which found irregularities in their use.

The official added that the JCE is obligated to start the supervision and control process since the parties are using taxpayers’ money.

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Written by: BASTA, 29 Jul 2011 9:34 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Ha ha ha; ho ho ho
Written by: JimHarrington This user is banned, 29 Jul 2011 9:50 AM
From: United States
Fat chance this will happen. Even if records are released they won't be GAAp compliant. It will be party compliant.
Written by: juanb, 29 Jul 2011 10:14 AM
From: Dominican Republic

What's the difference between this "new accounting" to show where the money goes and Santa Claus?

Some people believe in Santa Claus.
Written by: anthonyC, 29 Jul 2011 10:25 AM
From: United States
So the political parties are funded with Taxpayer's money.


You guys are soooooo F*cked!!!
Written by: generoso, 29 Jul 2011 10:26 AM
From: Dominican Republic, ****Raise your words, not your voice. Rain grows food, not thunder.****

Political parties by law, have to render accounts on disbursements ever since the laws where first enacted a few elections ago, so this joker is just crying wolf, and the politicians are just "ordering another one" and laughing at this empty threat.
The law giving campaign funds for political parties is a fiasco, and should be repealed, and those monies used for education.
Written by: danny00, 29 Jul 2011 10:47 AM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
The study established that in the past 20 years, the highest investment the government made in a year in education was 1.8% of GDP. From 2008-2011 the budgetary debt for education, in regards to the lawful 4% of GDP, reached RD$165 billion, as reported in Diario Libre
Written by: danny00, 29 Jul 2011 10:47 AM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island
Low investment in education
A First Educational Monitoring Study released by the Socio-Educational Forum indicates that the Dominican government has cut short the education sector through 2011 by RD$312 billion. In 1999, Congress passed a bill ruling that 4% of GDP had to be allocated to the education sector. The study established that in the past 20 years, the highest investment the government made in a year in education was 1.8% of GDP. From 2008-2011 the budgetary debt for education,
Written by: JimHarrington This user is banned, 29 Jul 2011 11:08 AM
From: United States
If these politicians would have to go and raise funds for their elections and advertising then the DR would have some money again, however the truth of the matter is that this money is taxpayers money that is just handed out to have the politicos run. It is a crime but it is the Dominican way.
Written by: zooma, 29 Jul 2011 11:15 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

Unfortunately, past experience says the parties and the politicos will play the shell game with the monies. They'll keep two books ? Don't expect transparency.
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 29 Jul 2011 11:34 AM
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NOR FORSAKEN!
Now Leonel has something to do if he goes to jail, watch:
http://listindiario.com/la-republ....-cursaran-carreras-universitarias
Written by: okian, 29 Jul 2011 1:01 PM
From: United States
They'll have to be accountable, HA HA HA, yea right.
Written by: ShipraKaul, 3 Jan 2012 2:49 AM
From: United States
This article was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last week.

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