The Acts of the Democracies

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1962

Dominican Republic

Two months before elections in the Dominican Republic, the USA ambassador, John Bartlow Martin, informs both presidential candidates in a memo (written in English and Spanish) that:

"The loser in the forthcoming election will, as soon as the election result is known, publicly congratulate the winner, publicly recognise him as the president of all Dominican people, and publicly call upon his own supporters to so recognise him... Before taking office, the winner will offer cabinet seats to members of the loser's party."

The USA helps the Dominican government deport 125 people (supporters of the previous regime) during the election. According to Martin it is "to help maintain stability so elections could be held".

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