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Plenary of the JCE deposits in the Senate projects to modify the Electoral Law and the Party Law

The Senate of the Republic received the Plenary Session of the Central Electoral Board (JCE) for the delivery of the projects to modify Organic Law 15-19 of the electoral regime and Law 33-18 of political parties, groups and movements. The legislative initiatives were delivered to the president of the Senate, Eduardo Estrella, who was accompanied by the spokespersons of the three benches of the main political parties, during the visit of the members of the electoral body. We received from the president of the Central Electoral Board, Román Jáquez Liranzo, and the other members of the Plenary of the Central Electoral Board, the draft amendments to the Electoral Regime Law and the Political Parties Law, by virtue of the fact that the electoral institution has legislative initiative, in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic,” said Eduardo Estrella, president of the Senate. The president of the Upper House said that the legislative projects will go through the corresponding process and will be announced to the Plenary of the Senate to empower the commissions of place, because they are bills of great importance for the country and the Dominican political system. On his side, the president of the JCE, Román Jáquez Liranzo, declared that the Central Electoral Board has decided to exercise its constitutional power of legislative initiative, in accordance with the provisions of article 96, number 4, of the Magna Carta. The deposit of the two initiatives is with the objective that we can advance in the work of updating the regulatory framework that governs the electoral system, however, so that this body will continue to participate in the work that is currently being carried out at the table on reform election called by the Economic and Social Council (CES). The Plenary of the JCE has valued the importance of our proposal being formally deposited, so that the National Congress is aware of the initiatives of this body”, said Jáquez Liranzo. The magistrates were received by the president of the Senate, Eduardo Estrella (Santiago), by the spokeswoman for the Bloc of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) in the Senate, Faride Raful (National District), by the spokesperson for the Bloc of the People’s Force ( FP) in the Senate, Dionis Sánchez (Pedernales), and by the spokesman for the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) in the Senate, Aris Yván Lorenzo (Elías Piña. The president of the Central Electoral Board, Román Jáquez Liranzo, was accompanied the members of the Plenary of the JCE, Samir Chami Isa, Rafael Armando Vallejo, Dolores Fernández and Patricia Lorenzo.
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