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Dominican leader assumes 2nd term, pledges tech revolution

  • FILE - In this May 16, 2016 file photo, President Danilo Medina, center right, addresses the crowd accompanied by his wife Candida Montilla de Medina and daughters, at a presidential victory celebration in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Medina has been sworn in for a second term as leader of the country boasting the best economic grown in Latin America and the Caribbean. Medina was inaugurated Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, after winning the highest percentage of the vote in the country's democratic history earlier this year.  (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez, File)

    FILE - In this May 16, 2016 file photo, President Danilo Medina, center right, addresses the crowd accompanied by his wife Candida Montilla de Medina and daughters, at a presidential victory celebration in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Medina has been sworn in for a second term as leader of the country boasting the best economic grown in Latin America and the Caribbean. Medina was inaugurated Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, after winning the highest percentage of the vote in the country's democratic history earlier this year. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 15, 2016 file photo, President Danilo Medina casts his ballot during the general elections in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Medina has been sworn in for a second term as leader of the country boasting the best economic grown in Latin America and the Caribbean. Medina was inaugurated Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, after winning the highest percentage of the vote in the country's democratic history earlier this year. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez, File)

    FILE - In this May 15, 2016 file photo, President Danilo Medina casts his ballot during the general elections in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Medina has been sworn in for a second term as leader of the country boasting the best economic grown in Latin America and the Caribbean. Medina was inaugurated Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, after winning the highest percentage of the vote in the country's democratic history earlier this year. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez, File)  (The Associated Press)

The president of the Dominican Republic has been sworn in for a second term as leader of the country that boasts the strongest economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Danilo Medina was inaugurated Tuesday after winning the highest vote percentage in the country's democratic history earlier this year.

He has pledged to implement a technological revolution over the next four years to further boost the economy by offering more government services online and to provide every student and teacher with a computer.

The Dominican government has said that GDP grew 7 percent last year.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Spanish King Juan Carlos were among leaders who attended the inauguration.