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Abinader ensures opposition union is essential to defend free elections

The presidential candidate participated in a conversation with the INTEC university population and representatives of all sectors of society, in which he presented his government proposals

SANTO DOMINGO. -The Presidential candidate of Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), Luis Abinader, assured that major changes and transformations are achieved with a major unit, and for the country the opposition unit guidance on defend free elections No matter where it comes from.

During a conversation with students, professors and other members of the academic community of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), as well as representatives of the main sectors of society, Abinader stressed that “the diversity of minimum agreements is necessary before a (current) government that has no limit of any nature. I think it is necessary to have maximum agreements that are those of the Government, but minimum agreements to defend democracy, ”he said.

Abinader said that, if he wins the next presidential elections, will improve in terms of institutionality the control of public resources and will also achieve a independent justice, to ensure sustainable economic and social development. 

He stressed that he is committed to independent the Public Ministry, the Chamber of Accounts, the Central Electoral Board (JCE), the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) and the strengthening of the Comptroller General of the Republic. In addition, he said that he would modify the Constitution to shield it and that no one can modify it more and, this would be through a great consensus with the whole society.

When questioned about the investment of the budget allocated to education, Abinader said that the fundamental thing is the training and re-education of teachers, since currently the Ministry of Education allocates less than 10% for teacher training.

"The teachers are the ones who will transform our education. In the country there is no extended run, there is extended schedule, because the extended run is if class is given after lunch and classes are not being taught here. The priority is the re-education and retraining of teachers, ”he said.

The presidential candidate of the PRM participated in the first Conversation with Presidential Candidates, as part of a series that will be held at INTEC during March with interviews with the main candidates. All are broadcast live on the university's educational station, with access from: and also through the INTEC YouTube channel: @INTECrd.

During the welcome words, Rolando M. Guzmán, rector of INTEC, said it is pride motive perceive that, in the midst of a crisis, the people have been able to express their outrage through civic mechanisms and has reiterated his commitment to democracy while claiming what corresponds to him by right.

"In my triple condition as a father, teacher and rector, I want to leave a special note of appreciation to Dominican youth, boys and girls who, perhaps unexpectedly, have become a source of inspiration for Dominican society," he pondered. Guzman

He also stressed that the present circumstances also demand a special role for political leaders, on whom the outcome of the current plot. “This is, without a doubt, the political challenge larger after the absence of traditional figures that shaped the previous decades, and a new generation of leaders He now has the opportunity to show that he has the sense of history necessary to find paths in the middle of the shadows. ”

The activity was also attended by Jordi Portet, president of the INTEC Board of Regents, José Feliz, Academic Vice Chancellor, Alfonso Casasnovas, Administrative Vice Chancellor and Víctor Gómez Valenzuela, Vice Chancellor for Research and Linking. In addition, the president of the PRM, José Ignacio Paliza; Deputy Víctor D´Aza; the secretary of Public Policies of that organization, Miguel Ceara Hatton; Andrés Lugo Risk, Eilyn Beltrán, Miguel Antonio Núñez, among other leaders.

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