Sunday, June 4, 2023

PRM defends resolution JCE establishes candidature reservation

Santo Domingo.- The Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) defended the resolution of the Central Board of Elections (JCE) that established that up to 20% of candidatures would be made from the reserve electoral strata, not the general reserve claimed by the opposition parties In form of .

Interviewed on the “McKinney” program, the president of the organization, José Ignacio Paliza, explained that the reservation system that was used in the 2020 elections is the one that the JCE now upholds, meaning that “it is gender quotas”. demarcated from the level of election and enforced by a reserve of 20%”.

He said that he did so in the PRM, but later citizens challenged that decision before the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) and said in two sentences that the High Court decided that “by demarcating quotas and 20% reservation for women Will be built.” of candidates, from the stage of election”.

He added that those sentences were also appealed to the Constitutional Court for review, and there the TSE norms were also confirmed, at least in the case of the women’s quota.

He recalled that faced with this situation, the PRM had to redo its ballots and drop a dozen candidates for deputies from important leaders of that organization.

“That sentence hit us in the face,” said Paliza, who acknowledged that “the position of the court was correct” because in his opinion it is fair if it is taken into account that if it is not with this method, the leadership Parties can reserve important candidates and send councilors to primaries.

He said that before the leaders of other forces come to the PRM, the commitment of the official leadership is to give equal opportunities to the aspirants, although there may be exceptions.

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