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Chief of OAS Electoral Mission to the Extraordinary Municipal Elections in the Dominican Republic Arrives in the Country

  March 11, 2020

The Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), former President of Chile Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, arrived in Santo Domingo to join the OAS team that has been present in the country since February 7.

During his visit, the Chief of the Mission will meet with the electoral authorities, government representatives, political parties, candidates and representatives of the civil society to discuss the preparations for the extraordinary elections on Sunday, March 15.

As a result of the suspension of past municipal elections, the OAS Mission has remained in the country, following up on different aspects related to the organization of the elections as well as the implementation of technological solutions for the transmission of results.

This is the seventeenth Electoral Observation Mission that the OAS has deployed in the Dominican Republic. At this stage of the Mission, the team of the Organization is made up of 36 observers and specialists from 16 nationalities. The Mission will continue its analysis on topics such as: electoral organization and technology, political financing, political participation of women and electoral justice.

After the elections, the Mission will present a report with its observations and recommendations, to contribute to the strengthening of electoral processes in the Dominican Republic.

Reference: E-018/20