JCE – Presidential Elections on Sunday May 19, 2024

The JCE makes official the international electoral observation

Santo Domingo. – The Central Electoral Board (JCE) began this Thursday the working day that gives way to international electoral observation with the start of a cycle of conferences and activities for the territorial deployment of the 21 international missions that are in the country with a view to the presidential and congressional elections of this Sunday, May 19, 2024.

The event was headed by the Plenary of the JCE, composed of its president, Román Jáquez Liranzo;

  • the regular members Rafael Armando Vallejo Santelises, Dolores Fernández Sánchez, Patricia Lorenzo Paniagua and Samir Chami Isa, who were accompanied by the alternate member Vanahí Bello Dotel, the directors of Elections, Mario Núñez Valdez;
  • of Informatics, Johnny Rivera;
  • of the Dominican Vote Abroad, Well Sepúlveda;
  • of Political Parties, Lenis García;
  • International Relations, Jorge Suncar;
  • of Communications, Suedi León Jiménez, among other officials of the institution.

The Plenary of the JCE took advantage of the occasion to deliver to the representation of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Union of Electoral Organizations (UNIORE), the actions taken by the electoral body, responding to the observations and recommendations of these missions in their reports.

“You were the eyes of the world in the elections of last February 18 and now you will be the eyes of the world this Sunday, May 19″ and you will be the ears of the development of the electoral process”, said Jáquez Liranzo, who pointed out that electoral observation is a fundamental part of the transparency of Dominican democracy.

Jáquez Liranzo indicated that electoral observation throughout its historical development has played a stellar role in the improvement of essential aspects of democracies, due to the fact that it has allowed for the correction of numerous aspects of the electoral processes. He added that these are primarily technical and respond to the idea that the factors that make up elections can be improved between elections.

He emphasized that the commitment of the observation is to achieve a more robust democracy “with the levels of transparency that every society requires and the same “make the work of electoral observation necessary, vital and solemn”.

More than 400 representatives of international missions will observe this Sunday’s elections

He also welcomed the presence of the Observer Missions of the Organization of American States (OAS), headed by the former President of Chile, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle;

  • the Inter-American Union of Electoral Organizations (UNIORE), headed by Chief of Mission Ana Paola Hall;
  • the Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB), represented by Jinju Jo;
  • Association of Women Electoral Magistrates of the Americas (AMEA), represented by Katia Uriona;
  • the Electoral Advisory and Advocacy Center of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, Joseph Thompson.

In addition, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), represented by Gracia Angulo Duncan;

  • the Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America (COPPAL), Alejandro Moreno Cárdenas;
  • the Council of Electoral Experts of Latin America (CEELA), Nicanor Moscoso;
  • the Delegation of the European Union in the Dominican Republic (EU), represented by Katja AFHELDT;
  • the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN), Amado Cerrud Acevedo, as well as the Ciclo Electoral Foundation, represented by its president Arturo Cabrera, former president of the Contentious Electoral Tribunal of Ecuador.

Jáquez Liranzo also cited the representation of the Electoral Institute of Mexico City (IECM) and its representative Álvaro Mario Castañón;

  • Latin American Youth Network for Democracy, representative Yunova Acosta;
  • Fundación Haciendo Ecuador, Mónica Banegas, as well as the Latin American Association of Political Consultants, Nidia Paulino Valdez;
  • Voces de la Memoria, Gabriela María Martínez and Fundación Disenso, represented by Eder Mejía, among others.

Program

As part of the program of conferences and activities, the directors of Elections of the JCE, Mario Núñez Valdez;

  • of Informatics, Johnny Rivera;
  • of the Dominican Vote Abroad, Well Sepúlveda and of Electoral Boards, Ramón Urbáez Mancebo, socialized with the EOM representatives the logistics and roles they play in the presidential and congressional elections.

During the event, key details about the electoral process such as electoral organization, electoral criminal law, electoral technology, electoral justice, party system, disinformation, inclusion, among other topics, will be socialized.

Ambassadors and representatives of the EOM were present at the event.

Representatives of the Electoral Observation Missions were present at the opening ceremony;

  • the Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in the country, Patricia Aguilera;
  • the Ambassador of Switzerland, Rita Hämmerli-Weschke; the Ambassador of Israel, Raslan Abu Rukun;
  • the Ambassador of India, Ramu Abbagani;
    Ambassador Yaser Awad Al-Abdulla of Qatar;
  • as well as the Counselor of the Embassy of Morocco, Hanie Jebbari;
  • the Ambassador of France, Erick Fournier;
  • the Ambassador of Chile, Axel Cabrera;
  • the Ambassador of Paraguay, Enrique Luis Insfran Miranda.

Also present were the Ambassador of Peru, María Cecilia Rozas Ponce de León;

  • of Guatemala, Javier Antonio Zepeda;
  • and the ambassador of Costa Rica, Edwin Arias; as well as Ygnacio Pascual Camacho Hidalgo, president of the Superior Electoral Tribunal, Pedro Yermenos Forastieri, special guests and international experts in electoral matters.

Source: JCE

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