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Protesters continue in Dominican Republic for seventh day after electoral suspension

The demonstrations continue for the seventh consecutive day in the Plaza de la Bandera in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, after the suspension of the municipal elections last Sunday.

Citizens have continued this Saturday with their protests and have asked the Government for answers to the suspension of the elections by the Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic (JCE), as reported by the local newspaper ‘El Caribe’.

The Organization of American States (OAS) confirmed that it will conduct an audit of the automated voting system in the Dominican Republic “complete and binding around its results.”

The president of the Central Electoral Board (JCE) of the Dominican Republic, Julio Cesar Castaños, asked the OAS to set up a group of experts to carry out an audit on the automated voting system, which did not work in the last elections.

The Dominicans will have to return to the polls on March 15 to elect a toral of 3,849 positions, although this time they will do so with physical ballots to avoid new errors in the electronic voting system.

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