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Gunfire in Dominican Congress

Congress in the Dominican Republic was thrown into chaos as the lights failed and gunshots rang out during a session to elect a new speaker. No one was injured but deputies dived under tables or fled in panic, while others used their mobile phones to alert the police when the shooting erupted amid the darkness. It is not yet clear who fired the shots nor what caused the blackout. The election went ahead by torchlight but opposition deputies say the poll was illegal and have said they will appeal to the Supreme Court on Monday. The country’s constitution requires the election for speaker to take place on 16 August each year. Full Story

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