Dominican Republic - Leadership

Hipólito Mejía, a populist, promised more redistribution of wealth to the approximately 20% of the population who live in poverty. He promised to focus more governmental resources on the agricultural sector, which had been neglected by the Fernández administration, and with which he had a great deal of experience. As of December 2001, Mejía claimed that he had complied with more than 80% of his campaign promises—primary of these being his commitment to the needy.

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