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President Luis Abenader informed the Economic and Social Council that his administration was not under any circumstances Constitutional reform will be imposed Suggest if he does not have the understanding and support of the political sectors.
The executive branch indicated that it is particularly required of political parties that have Advocacy in the National Congress.
The position of Governor has been graduated by the Legal Counsel to the Executive Branch, Antonio Peraltaat the closing session of the round table on transparency and institutionalization of the Economic and Social Council.
Under no circumstances will the Louis Abenader administration impose this or any other reform if it does not have the understanding and support of the political actors. Especially those with influence in Congress.”The Legal Counsel said in his speech on behalf of the President of the Republic this morning.
The government has indicated that it will not encourage the proposed reforms to the republic’s constitution If not by consensus“Since this government will not be framed in reprehensible acts that go against the established rules and ethical standards that should govern any administration.”
Antoliano Peralta said that President Abenader ensured and affirmed that the consolidation of this constitutional reform “It will not be used to play other songs.”Regarding the rumors that former President Danilo Medina could be able to run in the 2024 elections and reduce 50% plus one of the votes to win the first election round.
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The executive branch understands that its proposals are “To be timely, necessary and transcendent.”
Among the proposed reforms: Achieving a reduction from the more than two hundred thousand (200,000) citizens required to promote a popular initiative to only twenty-five thousand (25,000). The strict non-partisan requirement as a requirement to be a judge in the high courts.
strengthening internal and external control over public funds; The real independence of the Public Prosecution Office, through the mechanism of appointing its most democratic head, or the exclusion of the Public Prosecution Office from the registration of the National Council of the Judiciary.
“However, we will not promote it if this is not done through unanimity, because this government will not embark on despicable acts that go against the applicable laws and moral standards that should govern the public administration,” he said.
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Legal Adviser to the Executive Branch, Antoliano Peralta Romero, confirmed this Wednesday that the administration of President Luis Abenader will in no way impose an amendment to the Constitution, nor anything else of this transcendence, If he does not have the understanding and support of political actors, especially those who have influence in the National Congress.
President Luis Abenader repeats it Your support, encouragement and approval for this initiative You will be limited to what is proposed here and their objectives under no concept and circumstances will not touch on other issues,” Peralta Romero informed.
At the same time, he indicated that he records, in his own way, the decision to knock on the doors and consciences of the national political leadership with the aim of achieving a conflict of wills that would allow the realization of these reforms. .
He added that with certainty, a more democratic and transparent state in the management of public funds and a more efficient justice system will be achieved.
The Legal Counsel, while participating in the ninth and final meeting of the Thematic Agenda on Transparency and Institutions, as part of the Presidential Call for Dialogue, for Reforms for Institutional Strengthening and Effective State Governance, spoke at the Economic and Social Council (Exit).
“We make this declaration here today before the members of this table who participated in the dialogue on constitutional reform, to reaffirm before you our commitment to the conclusions reached here, and hope that this session will be as profitable as he said.
Peralta Romero reaffirmed the Executive’s conviction that these proposals were correct To be timely, necessary and important.
Among these reforms, he noted: achieving a reduction from more than two hundred thousand (200000.00) citizens required to promote a popular initiative to only twenty-five thousand (25.000.00); The strict non-partisan requirement as a requirement to be a judge in the high courts.
Likewise, internal and external strengthening of control over public funds; The real independence of the Public Prosecution Office, through the mechanism of appointing its most democratic head, or the exclusion of the Public Prosecution Office from the registration of the National Council of the Judiciary.
“However, we will not encourage the same If not by consensus He stressed that this government will not engage in despicable acts that contradict the applicable laws and ethical standards that should govern public administration.
He explained that despite this conviction, the executive authority, since the first day, has shown openness so that, within the framework of this dialogue, the national community can present its observations, counter-proposals and additional proposals, through the various existing political and social organizations.
“Indeed, this is how we have incorporated a portion of the observations made, such as those relating to the method of dismissal of judges of supreme courts who commit serious crimes or to the constitutional, rather than statutory, establishment of the method in which the judge will appoint the Attorney General of the Republic.”
The official indicated that they had held eight previous meetings, in which They have undergone different levels of discussion Various organizational proposals within the framework of the presidential call for dialogue.
“As you know, today we are not only concluding the work of this table, but also this stage of the dialogue on constitutional reform, which was broadcast in two previous sessions, on March 2 and May 4,” it was reported.
The Legal Counsel insisted that this was an initiative taken by the executive branch convinced of this Each of the proposals will have a positive impact The institutional system of the Dominican Republic.
Among those attending the meeting was the Director of Government Ethics and Integrity Milagros Ortiz Bosch. Legal Counsel to the Executive, Pedro Montella and Sub-counsel to the Executive, Noelia Rivera.
A number of academics, civil society actors and the press also attended as observers.
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