Laurentino Cortizo wins Panama’s presidential election

(VOVWORLD) - Panama’s former Minister of Agriculture and businessman Laurentino Cortizo won the presidential election with more than 33 % of the votes, a representative for Panama’s Electoral Tribunal reported on Sunday. 
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Mr. Laurentino Cortizo and his wife greet supporters after Panama's electoral tribunal declares him as the winner of the presidential election on May 5, 2019.  (Photo: Reuters)

As per the count of more than 92% of the votes, more than 617,000 city residents voted for Cortizo. Right-wing Democratic Change (CD) party candidate Romulo Roux came in second place with 31% of the vote.

On Sunday, Panamanians cast their ballots to elect a president and vice president as well as 71 deputies to the National Assembly.