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Weekly Report - 3 May 2005

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: PRD wants elections back in synch

A group of opposition senators is floating once more a draft constitutional amendment which would bring back synchronised legislative and presidential elections, which since 1996 have taken place two years apart, precisely at each other's mid-term point. The government opposes this, on the grounds that it is just a manoeuvre by the opposition legislators to prolong their mandates for two years.

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