The President speaks

The President speaks

Dominican Republic

Hipólito Mejía makes no effort to be smooth and cares even less to cultivate a likeable image. In fact, he enjoys playing the iconoclast and revels in a public persona that often portrays him as rude and authoritarian. Mejía is open about this: "If I need to squeeze people I will. I will not allow any abuse and if people say that is being authoritarian, then okay I am authoritarian. I need to impose to get results, to make things happen. If not, nothing will ever happen."

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