Santo Domingo.- The general secretary of Dominican Republic’s ruling party (PLD), and the president of the Municipalities Federation on Tuesday warned the group headed by former president Hipolito Mejía of the opposition PRM party against sparking incidents that could derive from his decision not to adhere to the pact to elect officials of the city councils.
"That’s a decision to which he’s entitled. Now, I can also tell you that he would be responsible for any violence that could arise in the elections of managers in any of the municipalities that make up the nationwide," said PLD general secretary Reinaldo Pared.
The also president of the Senate noted that the election of the President of a City councils has been agreed to according to the majority of council members, although with exceptions.
He said council members sometimes become "rascals" against the mayors.
For Dominican Municipalities Federation (Fedomu) president Juan de los Santos, a majority in the council should determine the presidency of the City councils, not the will of the Mayor.