Dominican first lady accepts vice presidential bid

AP News
Posted: Nov 02, 2011 8:30 PM
Dominican first lady accepts vice presidential bid

First lady Margarita Cedeno of the Dominican Republic has been picked as the vice presidential candidate for the governing party ahead of 2012 elections.

The Dominican Liberation Party says the wife of President Leonel Fernandez will run with presidential candidate Danilo Medina. Medina is a 59-year-old economist who unsuccessfully sought to be the party's presidential candidate in 2000.

The 46-year-old Cedeno received a standing ovation from party officials at a Wednesday conference.

Earlier this year, the first lady declined calls by supporters to run for the presidency just weeks after the party cleared the way for her candidacy. Her husband is not running for a third term.