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Dominican Republic: Senate approves extending state of emergency requested by Abinader for 45 days in DR

The Senate of the Republic approved this afternoon the extension of the state of emergency for another 45 days, as requested by President Luis Abinader.

The president deposited the request this morning in the Senate, which included it in its working session this day.

The piece will now go to the Chamber of Deputies, which must know it and decide on it.

The current state of emergency expires on Thursday, September 3, which has the same duration limit and was requested by former President Danilo Medina.

Before going to the vote on the request, Senator Ivan Lorenzo, spokesman for the Dominican Liberation Party, who recalled that José Ignacio Paliza, today Administrative Minister of the Presidency, rose in a session of the previous Senate as a protest against the approval of a new state of emergency, at that time requested by President Danilo Medina.

“Neither bitter nor resentful,” said the senator to define the PLD and justify his support for the state of emergency.

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