The campaign management of Luis Abinader clarified that he delivered a document to the Central Electoral Board (JCE) 25 pages with all the details of “each weight received and spent” along with the names of those who made the contributions, which contrasts with the document made public by the electoral entity, which only released two pages of the report.
“Luis Abinader spared no effort in presenting in detail the origin of all the income his electoral campaign has received in the present, including in his report the names of the donors, the amounts contributed and the activities carried out with those resources, which it represents a milestone in electoral transparency ”indicates a statement signed by the campaign’s director of financial management, Samuel Pereyra and the thin politician, Orlando Jorge Mera.
The candidate of the Modern Revolutionary Party reported income for his electoral campaign for RD $ 343,798,820.06, of those RD $ 274,482,000 were for “contributions from friends and related”, the equivalent of 79.8% of the total.
In that list, to which LISTÍN DIARIO had access, reflects contributions from Guillermo Grullon, whose “campaign contribution”, as typified in the report, was RD $ 8,900,000, being the largest contribution from an individual to the Abinader campaign..
Grullon is followed on the list by Ruben Céspedes, who donated a total of RD $ 8,700,000; Rafael Burgos, with an amount of RD $ 8,500,000; Eilyn Beltram, RD $ 8,300,000 and Santiago Hazim, RD $ 8,200,000.
The rest is pigeonholed as “contributions from the PRM, via payment to third parties”, which implies that the payment of services used in the Abinader campaign that were paid directly to the provider companies.
According to the document, the PRM paid the Cibao Economic Center, about 23 million pesos, for conducting various surveys and advertising concept.
They denounce that Gonzalo was the one who did not comply with the law
In its communiqué, the PRM denounced that the candidate of the ruling party, Gonzalo Castillo only provided a “simple report lacking support and transparency”, as ordered by the Law of Parties.
On the JCE website, the report of the candidate of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) appears with a single page in which he registered that he received a total of RD $ 479,108,040 of income. Of these, it presents RD $ 216,116,992 for “contributions from individuals”, which it did not break down; It also has RD $ 217,991,048 as “debts with suppliers”; 35 million for contributions from the PLD and 10 million contributed by the same candidate.
Where none of those responsible for these “contributions from individuals” is indicated.
“The report of income and expenses of the candidate of the PLD lacks the slightest transparency, hiding mandatory data required by the law of parties, groups and political movements,” says the PRM through a press release.
The mimes state that the document presented by the candidate of the PLD is not a report that complies minimally with the generally accepted accounting principles as established in paragraph II, article 71 of Law No. 33-18, since that report is only remits to report in a consolidated way information that in no way can be analyzed, as it does not have the corresponding details.
“The PLD candidate has breached Law No.33-18 by distorting his income, wanting to present a liability account in the income line, which is not contemplated in the law. Apparently they want to hide information, or not disclose the true content of that game in compliance with the transparency that is so much proclaimed and requested to Dominican politicians, “the statement said.
They ask JCE to clarify the situation
The representatives of the PRM asked the Central Electoral Board to make the corresponding details about the reports submitted by the presidential candidates and confirm before the public opinion who complied with the requirements of the law and who did not.
The electoral period ends on Thursday, July 2, three days before the scheduled date for holding the presidential and congressional elections.
The electoral legislation establishes that the individual contributions made by individuals to the candidates for popularly elected positions may not exceed one percent of the limits established for each election.
And he points out that they must deposit a budget that contains the list of possible taxpayers, sources of income and the ratio of projected income.