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New Dominican president takes office: “my wife will help you look after the place”

Friday, August 17th 2012 - 06:56 UTC
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Economist Danilo Medina was sworn in on Thursday as the Dominican Republic's new president and pushed for a pact against poverty as he assumed the post. The economist, who belongs to the Dominican Liberation Party of outgoing President Leonel Fernandez, won May 20 election on a promise to raise the country's standard of living. Read full article


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    Aug 17th, 2012 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Why didn't the wife run for the top job herself? This arrangement, with a new President “watched over” by his VP the ex-First Lady, seems a bit unstable! But more important is whether the Dominican Republic joins the left surge in Latin America or not; anyone know anything about this governmnet's politics?

    Aug 19th, 2012 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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