Civic Renovation Party
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|Leader||Jorge Radhamés Zorrilla Ozuna|
|President||Jorge Radhamés Zorrilla Ozuna|
|Founder||Jorge Radhamés Zorrilla Ozuna|
|Legalised||December 16, 2009|
|Slogan||Renovemos la Patria, con Dios y la Fuerza de la Unión|
The Civic Renovation Party (Spanish: Partido Cívico Renovador, or PCR) is an emerging party in Dominican Republic, founded in 2006 as a political movement called Civic Renovation Movement, by Jorge Radhamés Zorrilla Ozuna and a group of Dominican citizens with social democratic orientation. On December 16, 2009 the Civic Renovation Party is recognized by Junta Central Electoral and in 2012 participated in the presidential elections, supporting the candidate of the Dominican Liberation Party, Danilo Medina, through the Purple Alliance.
The Civic Renovation Party is a political organization built by Dominican men and women with freedom of action, pacts and alliances, and with a strategic vision towards the consolidation of true democracy. This party conceives democracy as equality in social, political, economic, and educational opportunities.
Its main objective is to turn Dominican Republic in more democratic, free and just country, where social justice prevails.
The General Status dictates the development and organization parameters of the political party. The National Assembly is the executive organism of the National Direction and is integrated by the President of the party.
Is the maximum organism of the party, which is integrated by:
- Members of the National Direction
- President and Secretary of each municipality
- President of each Municipal District
- President, Secretary-General, Secretary of Organization, Electoral Secretary, Women’s Secretary, and the Secretary of Youth of provincial committees, except the National District.
The provinces of Santo Domingo and Santiago are represented by:
- Ten (10) delegates of the National District, chosen by its direction.
- Ten (10) delegates of Santo Domingo province, chose by its direction.
- Ten (10) delegates of Santiago province, chosen by its direction.
- Presidents and Secretary-Generals of the exterior sectionals where the party is organized.
The National Assembly will have an ordinary meeting every two (2) years and will have an extraordinary meeting every time the President and Secretary-General, the Executive Commission, or two-thirds of the members of the National Direction requires so. The attributions of the National Assembly are:
- Approve and/or modify the general guidelines of the party
- Approve and/or modify the General Statutes
- Elect the National Direction
- Elect the President and Secretary-General of the party
The National Direction is composed by every member of the Executive Commission, the Political Commission, the Presidents, the Secretary-Generals of Provincial Committees, and the presidents of the Municipal Committees and Municipal Districts. The National Direction is in charge of:
- Electing every member of the Executive Commission, with the exception of the President of the party and the Secretary General
- Electing the National Secretaries
- Electing the Regional Directors
- Applying the politics approved by the National Assembly
- Knowing the reports of the Executive Commission
- The National Direction will meet ordinarily every six (6) months and extraordinarily any time the President and Secretary-General or the two thirds (2/3) of its members decide to convoke
The Executive Commission is the organism in charge of executing, directing, and supervising the politics that are approved by the National Assembly and National Direction of the party. The Executive Commission is composed by the President, Vice-Presidents, the Secretary-General, the Under-Secretary-General, the National Secretaries, the Regional Directors, and the Presidents of the National District and the provinces of Santo Domingo and Santiago. The Executive Commission is in charge of:
- Implementing the politics designed by the National Direction, the resolutions and politics approved by the National Assembly.
- Direct the relationships with other national and international organizations
- Recommend, approve, and modify the regulations that rule the statutes
- Propose to the National Assembly the names of aspiring members of the National Direction
- The Executive Commission will meet every three (3) months
The Politic Commission is the strategic organism of the party in charge of directing and supervising the politics and resolutions approved by the National Assembly and the National Direction. It’s composed by nine (9) members: the President, the first Vice-President, the Secretary-General, the Secretary of Finances, the Organization Secretary, the Presidents of the National Districts and the provinces of Santo Domingo and Santiago, and a 9th member designated by the President of the Party. The Politic Commission is in charge of:
- Designating how many commissions are necessary to perform specific tasks
- Give follow-up on the politics, actions, and resolutions approved by the National Direction and the Executive Commission.
- Elaborate regulations, codes, and procedures to regulate specific topics regarding the structure of the different organisms of the party
The flag of the Civic Renovation Party is made up of 5 horizontal stripes: green symbolizes hope; yellow symbolizes justice and faith in democracy, and red. In the center is located the coat of arms which consists on a white hand holding a red flame, symbolizing the solidarity with the Dominican Nation. In the upper part of coat of arms are written the acronym of the Civic Renovation Party (Spanish: PCR) in navy blue. Underneath the coat of arms is the party’s motto: "Democracia, Justicia y Solidaridad" (Democracy, Justice, and Solidarity). The anthem of the PCR were written by its President, Jorge Radhamés Zorrilla Ozuna, with the purpose of achieving society’s development and well-being regardless of the each person’s religion or beliefs.
Presidency of the Civic Renovation Party
The President is the spokesman and official representative of the party, presides the National Assembly, the National Direction, and the Executive Commission. The President is in charge of convoking the National Direction, Executive Commission, and Political Commission anytime he considers necessary to resolve any urgent situation that may affect the country or the correct development of the PCR. The President of the Civic Renovation Party is in charge of:
- Presiding every meeting of the PCR
- Designating the commission of assessors
- Convoke, either by himself or with the Secretary-General, the National Assembly extraordinarily.
- Administrate with the Director of Finances the incomes and expenses of the party
Jorge Radhamés Zorrilla Ozuna is the current President and founder of the Civic Renovation Party (PCR). He is a follower of Juan Pablo Duarte, Gregorio Luperón, José Francisco Peña Gómez, and Juan Bosch. He bases the ideology of the Civic Renovation Party in “serving the country, the people, and every Dominican; rescuing our origins and defending full democracy”, with the strong conviction that “a country without education, food, health, home, or equality cannot fully develop”.
Progressive Renovator Pact
On January 8, 2012, the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) represented by its President Leonel Fernández, its Secretary-General, Reinaldo Pared Pérez, and Danilo Medina, signed the Progressive Renovator Pact (Spanish: Pacto Progresista Renovador), represented by its President Jorge Radhamés Zorrilla Ozuna and its Secretary-General Franklin White.
With this pact, the Civic Renovation Party supported Danilo Medina’s candidacy (as President of the Dominican Republic) and Margarita Cedeño (as Vice-President) and was signed with the representatives of the Policital Committee of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), of the National Campaign Committee, and the National Direction of the Civic Renovation Party (PCR).
Other members of the Dominican Liberation Party that participated were Francisco Javier García, General Coordinator of Campaign; Euclides Gutiérrez Félix; Jaime David Fernández Mirabal, Temístocles Montás, Roberto Salcedo, and senators of different provinces of the country.
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