Dominican Republic: Minou Tavárez Mirabal to Form New Political Party

Minou-Tavarez-MirabalIn “Heroes’ daughter works to form a new political party” Dominican Today announces that independent deputy Minou Tavárez Mirabal announced the formation of the party Opción Democrática (democratic choice), and said she is already working to strike alliances leading to the 2016 elections.

She said the party already has candidates for mayoral of Santo Domingo Norte [Andrés Fortunato] and the province of Barahona province [Praedes Oliveros]. The lawmaker said signatures are being collecting across the country to qualify for recognition by the Central Electoral Board (JCE). “We’re forming an organization of men and women committed to democracy and justice.”

Tavárez, the daughter of national heroes Manolo Tavarez Justo and Minerva Mirabal, spoke in the Chamber of Deputies, where she affirmed not regretting resigning from the ruling PLD party.

For original articles, see (in English) http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2014/11/12/53300/Heroes-daughter-works-to-form-a-new-political-party and (in Spanish) http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2014/11/12/minou-busca-candidatos-para-elecciones-del-lsquo16

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