Hipólito warns: if opponents protest, “bombs are thrown at them.”


SANTO DOMINGO.- Former President Hipólito Mejía warned the opposition parties that if they take to the streets to protest the resolution of the Central Electoral Board on the reservations of candidacies, “three little bombs will be thrown at them.”

«We threw a tear gas at him, just like we threw Leonel that time he had to be taken to a clinic. Three of those little bombs are dropped to strengthen democracy,” Mejía said jokingly when interviewed by journalists while he was leading an act for the 25th anniversary of the death of Jose Francisco Peña Gomez.

Regarding the resolution, the ex-president maintained that one must respect the institutional framework and understand that the JCE is the body in charge of directing and managing the electoral processes as they deem appropriate.


Mejía’s statements come 72 hours after the provincial director of Public Health in Barahona, Thelma Batista, threatened her subordinates with canceling them if they did not attend an act of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) in this capital.


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