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CU, Man speaking, "I think there is a great desire among Dominicans to participate in this national effort that we are going to make now, and if we can bring there minds to forget the past and try to help the country and get into this effort I think we would get very good results at the end."
Interviewer speaks, "There are extremists down-town who don't want peace, and they can be expected to accuse you of being a tool of the OAS and the United States, does this worry you."
CU, man speaking, "No it does not, I believe that we have got to have people from both extremes, not only the extremes from down-town but the extremes out of down-town, and these are accusations that I know will be coming all the time, but the way I see the future in the Dominican Republic is that we have to widen the centre, up till now when you talk to the Dominicans about the centre they think of a sort of razors edge, now we have to take the moderate people from the left, the moderate people from the right, and try to bring them together and try to strenghthen that centre and that's where the future of the country lies. But of course we are going to have the extremes that have to be, and to use a Dominican term, Barking all the way, well we are going to let the people bark and we are going to try to reach across."
Interviewer, "There's an Arabic proverb that says "The dogs barked but the caravans moved on".
Cu, man speaking, "Well that's what I mean."
Interviewer, "After this nine month period what are your political ambitions."
CU, Man speaking, "Well I think I am going back to work where I came from, to a vice presidency of a company which is a cigar company, and I have really no political ambitions, if I had I would not be here now trying to form this government, because I am quite aware of all the difficulties."
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