Amable Aristy

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The Most Excellent
Amable Aristy
Senator of the Dominican Republic
Assumed office
10 November 2010
President Danilo Medina
Prime Minister Gustavo Montalvo
Vice President Margarita Cedeño
Preceded by Sede vacante
Majority Dominican Liberation’s Party
Coat of arms of the Dominican Republic.svg President of the Senate of the Dominican Republic
In office
16 August 1994 – 16 August 1998
President Joaquín Balager (until 1996) / Leonel Fernández (from 1996)
Preceded by José Osvaldo Leger Aquino (1993–1994)[1]
Succeeded by Ramón Alburquerque Ramírez (1998–2000)[1]
Majority Social Christian Reformist Party
Senator of the Dominican Republic
In office
16 August 1990 – 1999 (resigned)
Personal details
Born (1949-03-10) 10 March 1949 (age 68)
El Bonao (Higüey), La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic
Nationality Dominican
Political party Reformist Party, Social Christian Reformist Party
Spouse(s) Andrea Cedeño[2]
Children Karen Magdalena Aristy (Mayor of Higüey)
Parents Luis Aristy, Olivia Castro[2]
Residence Higüey
Alma mater Universidad de la Tercera Edad (Degree in Law)
Occupation Politician, businessman
Net worth US$ 2.5 million
RD$ 91.7 million (2010)[3][4]

Amable Aristy Castro (born 10 May 1949) is a politician and businessman from the Dominican Republic. He is a senior leader of the Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC) and has been Senator for the province of La Altagracia. Aristy was presidencial candidate for his party in the 2008 presidential election. Due to the remarkable power and influence that he wields on his native province, he is known as the "Chieftain of Higüey" (Spanish: "El Cacique de Higüey").[5]

Aristy has been elected senator for La Altagracia 7 times in a row: 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2016.[6][7] Nevertheless, he has not been senator all those years: he resigned in the 1998-2002 period, he resigned in 1999, and he did not sworn in 2002 and 2006 leaving his senatorship to close friends; while he was chairman of the League of Dominican Municipalities (from 1999 to 2010). In 2010 he was threatened with impeachment and political disqualification if he left his senatorship to a friend again; he left his office in the League to a cousin of him and decided to sworn on 10 November 2010, nearly three months after August the 16th, the date marked by the constitution to do so.[8][9]

He has been described as one of the least laborious senators.[10]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mateo, Víctor (2013). "República Dominicana ha tenido 17 presidentes del Senado desde 1962" (in Spanish). Observatorio Político Dominicano. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "(Missing title)". Hoy. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2013. [dead link]
  3. ^ Mejía, Mariela (6 December 2010). "El Senado de RD está integrado por millonarios". Diario Libre. Retrieved 4 February 2013. (...) Otro senador con una importante fortuna es el representante de La Altagracia y ex secretario general de la Liga Municipal Dominicana (LMD) por casi 12 años, Amable Aristy Castro, quien posee un total de activos ascendente a RD$91,734,500, de los que RD$82,889,500 son de un crédito pendiente de pago de la Compañía Amable Aristy Castro S.A.
    Aristy, quien juró en su cargo de senador el pasado 10 de noviembre, presentó su declaración jurada de bienes el pasado mes. El documento, que por demás es escueto, señala que tiene RD$8,845,000 en bienes muebles y RD$8,857,750 en pasivos. (...)
     
  4. ^ http://www.bancentral.gov.do/tasas_cambio/TAC4009_BC_2010.pdf Official exchange rate
  5. ^ a b Rojas, Lissette (10 July 2011). "Amable Aristy Castro, tres decenios en el cacicazgo de la inmunidad". Acento. Archived from the original on 3 December 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.diariolibre.com/noticias/politica/amable-aristy-buscara-senaduria-de-la-altagracia-por-septima-vez-consecutiva-AG1008662
  7. ^ http://elnacional.com.do/amable-ha-sido-electo-8-veces-como-senador/
  8. ^ http://elnacional.com.do/amable-jura-miercoles-deja-la-liga-a-un-primo/
  9. ^ http://eldia.com.do/fidias-aristy-el-primo-de-amable-asume-en-la-liga-municipal/
  10. ^ "Yvonne Chahín y Félix Bautista, los senadores menos productivos" (in Spanish). Diario Libre. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
José Osvaldo Leger Aquino
President of the Senate of the Dominican Republic
1994 – 1998
Succeeded by
Ramón Alburquerque Ramírez
Unknown Senator of the Dominican Republic for the Province of La Altagracia
1990 – 1999
Succeeded by
Ramón Sánchez de la Rosa
Preceded by
Julio Maríñez
Secretary General of the Dominican Municipalities League
1999 – 2010
Succeeded by
Fidias Aristy
Vacant
Title last held by
Germán Castro García
Senator of the Dominican Republic for the Province of La Altagracia
10 November 2010 – presentday
Incumbent