Laurentino Cortizo wins presidential election in Panama

Laurentino Cortizo wins presidential election in Panama
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  • calendar-gray 06 May 2019

According to preliminary data, candidate from the center-left Democratic Revolutionary Party - former Minister of Agriculture, businessman Laurentino Cortizo won the presidential election in the country with 33.07% of the votes, ONAreports citing TASS.

The winner’s election pledges included the fight against corruption, carrying out a constitutional reform to achieve a better division of branches of power and the consolidation of key sectors of economy and the improvement of investment attractiveness. Cortizo also supports the elimination of control over prices that incumbent President Juan Carlos Varela introduced in 2014, and the creation of public markets that will contribute to better mutual understanding between producers and consumers. Varela himself congratulated Cortizo on his victory several minutes after the election results had been declared.
 

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