SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (sentinel.ht) – “It is sad and a shame” former Dominican President Hipólito Mejía said of the Constitutional Tribunal’s (TC) judgment 0168-13. Mejía went on to say that the decision had placed his country in a very difficult situation in the world.
In an interview with journalist Ruth de los Santos, on the sidelines prior to an event with members of the Dominican Revolutionary party, Mejia, referred to the issued judgment of the Constitutional Court, and recalled that on Tuesday the Dominican Republic would be receiving six of seven members of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR). The international situation that the country is going through, after that judgment, “is sad and a shame,” Mejía said.
“This visit,” referring to that of the IACHR, Mejia said, “it means that the situation is very serious.”
On another note, the ex-president said that as the movement called “TOYJARTO” he is also “fed up” of such corruption, but admitted that he could not, in their government, “end corruption”.
He expressed concern for all the things that are happening in Dominican Republic, which said, “my country is going backward instead of forward,” recalling that the former president Leonel Fernandez made an overdraft of 400 billion pesos, which “has the country in a hole.”
Former President Hipolito Mejia, also met with Dominican-born candidates aspiring for elective positions in the next state and municipal elections in the United States and announced his full support to them. I made a fervent appeal to Dominicans U.S. citizens to vote in U.S. elections, while suggesting to those residents in this nation, who have not taken advantage of the “dual citizenship” conquest left by José Francisco Peña Gómez, they do, so they have the right to vote for candidates Dominicans.