Santo Domingo.- The President-elect of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, announced this Friday the first appointments of his cabinet, among which he appointed former Ambassador Roberto Álvarez Gil as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Abinader announced this Friday the first five appointments of his future Government in a series of messages published on his official Twitter account.
About Álvarez, he said that he is already working on preparing the visit of the foreign dignitaries who will attend his inauguration, which will be held on August 16.
The future chancellor was Dominican ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), is a renowned lawyer and international policy analyst, and is the author of various publications on human rights and international law.
He has also held positions in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), has been a consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and has been coordinator of Citizen Participation, Dominican chapter of Transparency International.
Álvarez is a doctor of law from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) and has a master’s degree in International Relations and Comparative Law at Johns Hopkins University, in the United States.
Among the new appointments, Abinader appointed Lisandro Macarrulla, former president of the National Council of Private Enterprise (CONEP) as Minister of the Presidency; and of Education to Roberto Fulcar, who was its campaign manager for the elections last Sunday.
He also announced the future head of the General Directorate for Ethics and Government Integrity, former Vice President Milagros Ortiz Bosch.
The new director of Government Communications will be Milagros Germán, who was the Dominican Republic in 1980 and currently works as a presenter and producer of television programs.
Abinader won the presidential elections held last Sunday with 52.52% of the votes, a result that represents the first change of government in the Dominican Republic since 2004.
— EFE to eldia.com.do