Panamanian General Presidential Election 2019 Voting Live

Panamanian General Presidential Election 2019 Voting Live

Panamanian General Presidential Election 2019 Voting Live

Panamanian General Election 2019 Date: 5 May 2019 

Panama elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The president and the vice-president are elected on one ballot for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) has 71 members, elected for a five-year term in single-seat and multi-seat constituencies.

General elections are scheduled to be held in Panama on 5 May 2019. Due to constitutional term limits, Incumbent President Juan Carlos Varela is ineligible for a second consecutive term.


Panamanian General Election Voting Live 2019

1. Panamanian General Election 2019 will be held on 5 May 2019. 

2. Panama’s voters are angry, but politicians are not offering fundamental change.

3. Panama tribunal rules ex-President Martinelli cannot run in the election.


The electoral system of Panama

Of the 71 members of the National Assembly, 26 will be elected in single-member constituencies and 45 by proportional representation in multi-member constituencies. Each district with more than 40,000 inhabitants forms a constituency. Constituencies elect one MP for every 30,000 residents and an additional representative for every fraction over 10,000.

In single-member constituencies, MPs are elected using the first-past-the-post system. In multi-member constituencies MPs are elected using party-list proportional representation according to a double quotient; the first allocation of seats uses a simple quotient, further seats are allotted using the quotient divided by two, with any remaining seats are awarded to the parties with the greatest remainder.

 


Panama Parties and leaders

 

Party

Candidate

Party: Democratic Revolutionary Party / Partido Revolucionario Democrático (PRD)

Laurentino CORTIZO

Party: Panemeñista Party / Partido Panameñista (PP)

José BLANDÓN

Party: Democratic Change / Cambio Democrático (CD)*

Rómulo ROUX

Party: Broad Front for Democracy

Saúl MÉNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ

Independent

Ana Matilde GÓMEZ

Independent

Marco AMEGLIO

Independent

Ricardo LOMBANA


Panama Presidential election results 2019

Candidate Party Votes %
Laurentino Cortizo Democratic Revolutionary Party 633,143 33.18
Rómulo Roux Democratic Change 592,311 31.04
Ricardo Lombana Independent 365,511 19.15
José Blandón Panameñista Party 201,501 10.56
Ana Matilde Gómez Independent 91,728 4.81
Saúl Méndez Broad Front for Democracy 12,843 0.67
Marco Ameglio Independent 11,094 0.58
Invalid/blank votes 45,206
Total 1,953,704 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,757,823 73

Panama past election results 

 

Candidate Party Votes %
Juan Carlos Varela Panameñista Party 724,762 39.09
José Domingo Arias Democratic Change 581,828 31.38
Juan Carlos Navarro Democratic Revolutionary Party 521,842 28.14
Genaro López Broad Front for Democracy 11,127 0.60
Juan Jované Independent 10,805 0.58
Esteban Rodríguez Independent 2,240 0.12
Gerardo Barroso Independent 1,598 0.09
Invalid/blank votes 37,106
Total 1,886,308 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,457,401 76.76