Photo: Margarita Cedeño With husband Leonel Fernández
Dominican Republic First Lady Margarita Cedeño, said today that she is withdrawing from the presidential race.
The wife of President Leonel Fernandez sent a letter to the Dominican Liberation Party stating she did not wish to create friction within the party.
“Our Lord, and those who know me, know that nothing I do or have done, has been based for personal gain,” said Cedeño, who added that she made the decision without sadness or resentment.
Just two weeks ago, the Dominican Liberation Party said it had approved Cedeño as a candidate in internal elections to determine who will be the party’s nominee for the May 2012 election.