Close Gallery
JCE president Roberto Rosario. Photo:
Zoom Picture

Santo Domingo.- Central Electoral Board (JCE) president Roberto Rosario said yesterday that the board has decided not to intervene in the confrontation between the rival factions supporting former president of the Republic Hipólito Mejía and former presidential candidate, party president Miguel Vargas Maldonado in their fight to control the PRD, the country’s main opposition party.

He did however express his regret at the situation that erupted on Sunday outside party headquarters, with at least eight party activists and leading members injured during the clash.

He said that the JCE members had reached their decision at a meeting with leading PRD members Geanilda Vásquez and Orlando Jorge Mera, at the JCE president’s office last Thursday.

“The Board’s official decision is therefore to keep to the sidelines of this situation”, said Rosario, adding that “only if the JCE considers it appropriate, based on an administrative decision, it could intervene in this process”.

He said that the internal conflict in the PRD did not come under any of the tasks assigned to the JCE under article 6 of Law 275-97, which establishes the Board’s role.

Share / Recommend this article: FacebookFacebook Digg thisDigg this TechnoratiTechnorati YahooYahoo Facebook
6 comment(s)
Written by: RobertoJose, 29 Jan 2013 2:59 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
So, a code of conduct does not exist on this Island.....
Written by: Atabey, 29 Jan 2013 5:14 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

"He said that the internal conflict in the PRD did not come under any of the tasks assigned to the JCE under article 6 of Law 275-97, which establishes the Board’s role."

The Police should take charge and arrest the ring leaders and their thugs in the Sunday melee.

A violent and chaotic situation was produced at the hands of the PRD factions and the law of the land was violated. So the National Police should make arrests and conduct an investigation.

Written by: Trinitario809, 29 Jan 2013 5:53 PM
From: Dominican Republic, is not the solution to Haiti's problems !
Just sit back,get a Presidente,relax and watch the stooges at their best!
I love it when Hipóloco goes and says "sointenly" nyuk,nyuk,nyuk....all that while
chewing on some hay!
Written by: VeronicaDR, 29 Jan 2013 8:10 PM
From: United States
Roberto you just found this out now? There is no rules or laws here.There is no justice here. There is only greed and corruption nothing more.
Written by: josean, 30 Jan 2013 9:57 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

In other Real important JCE news:

Complaints about closure of overseas registry offices

The overseas Deputies say they are being put under pressure by Dominicans who live abroad due to the closure of the Central Electoral Board (JCE) offices, which used to issue birth, death and marriage certificates and national identity cards (cedulas).They held a meeting yesterday, Tuesday 29 January with JCE president Roberto Rosario and the overseas vote coordinator Rosario Graciano, to find out why the JCE took this step and Rosario explained that the provision of civil registration services overseas was neither in the Law nor in the Constitution.He said that the JCE used to provide the services to help Dominicans living overseas but unfortunately they could not continue. However, when it came to the elections in 2016 he assured the Deputies that the offices would work as established by Law.


Written by: josean, 30 Jan 2013 10:06 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Rafael Vasquez, president of the Commission for Dominicans Abroad in the Chamber of Deputies said that although the decision had to be taken for economic reasons, and he understood the "totally reasonable" arguments put forward by Rosario, it was still a painful situation and they would continue to try and find a solution to the matter.He said that they would continue to play their role of representing the overseas community because the Deputies were worried about the situation and that it was not the usual type of political issue but a State problem.As well as Vasquez, Deputies Marcos Cross, Aurelio Agustin Mercedes, Jose Morel, Levis Suriel, Alfredo Rodriguez and Adelis Olivares were at the meeting.


He is pissed with IDIOT IRS Atabey for losing to Hippo's Cab Drivers in NYC, so its payback time!

Post Your Comment | Not a member? Create your account | Lost your password?
Write your opinion here. Please keep your comment relevant to this article. Please note that any comments which contain offensive language or discriminatory expressions may be edited/removed.
You must log in to post a comment:
Username Password