The president of the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD), Miguel Vargas Maldonado, cited the challenges faced by mayors and warned that it is essential that they become democratizing agents of society.
The affirmation was made by Vargas when he headed the start of the Cycle of Conferences “Municipal Management”, aimed at mayors, deputy mayors, directors, deputy directors, aldermen and members of the PRD.
He explained that the activity is aimed at enriching the vision of municipal management attached to the principles of social democracy. “In today’s world, the municipality faces great challenges that require many material resources, a vision committed to the well-being of citizens and a tremendous adherence to democratic values to build the well-being that we all deserve,” she said.
He also pointed out that “one of those challenges is undoubtedly climate change, which forces us all not only to make rational use of our natural resources, but also to explore new ways so that we can take care of the planet without stopping the march of progress”.
“That is perhaps the most difficult dilemma that we social democrats have: how to achieve development without endangering the existence of our species,” he said.
The second version of the cycle of conferences on “Municipal Management” is organized through the Peña Gómez International School of Democratic Thought of the PRD and the Pablo Iglesias Foundation. The activity has the participation of Mohammed Azahaf, general coordinator of the Pablo Iglesias Foundation; Ángel Vivero, Mayor of Coslada, Madrid, Spain; María Rufino, mayor of Salobreña, Granada, Spain.