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Weekly Report - 07 March 2019 (WR-19-09)

PANAMA: Electoral campaign kicks off

Panama’s electoral campaign formally began on 4 March. Competing for the presidency will be the frontrunner Laurentino Cortizo, of the opposition Partido Revolucionario Democrático (PRD); Rómulo Roux, of Cambio Democrático (CD); José Blandón of the ruling Partido Panameñista (PPA); Saúl Méndez, of the left-wing Frente Amplio por la Democracia (FAD); and three independents, former attorney general Ana Matilde Gómez, former deputy Marco Ameglio, and lawyer Ricardo Lombana.

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