Elections in Panama

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Elections in Panama gives information on election and election results in Panama.

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 de Diputados) has 71 members, elected for a five-year term in single-seat and multi-seat constituencies. Panama has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Schedule[edit]

Election[edit]

Position 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Type Presidential (May)
National Congress (May)
Gubernatorial (May)
None Presidential (May)
National Congress (May)
Gubernatorial (May)
President and
vice president
President and vice president None President and vice president
National Congress All seats None All seats
Provinces, cities and municipalities All positions None All positions

Inauguration[edit]

Position 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Type Presidential (July)
National Congress (July)
Gubernatorial (July)
None Presidential (July)
National Congress (July)
Gubernatorial (July)
President and
vice president
1 July None 1 July
National Congress 1 July None 1 July
Provinces, cities and municipalities 1 July None 1 July

Latest elections[edit]


e • d  Summary of the 3 May 2009 Panamanian presidential election results
Candidates Parties Votes %
Ricardo Martinelli Democratic Change, Patriotic Union Party, Panameñista Party, Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement 952,333 59.97
Balbina Herrera Democratic Revolutionary Party, People's Party, Liberal Party 597,227 37.70
Guillermo Endara Fatherland's Moral Vanguard Party 36,867 2.33
Valid votes (turnout 73.99%) 1,558,445 100.0
Blank votes 19,105 1.17
Invalid votes 30,976 1.89
Total votes 1,636,508 100.00
Source: Tribunal Electoral
e • d  Summary of the 3 May 2009 Panamanian National Assembly election results
Alliances Parties Votes % Seats
One Country for All Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) 537,426 35.7% 26
People's Party (PP) 55,598 3.7% 1
Liberal Party (PL) 18,111 1.2% 0
Alliance for Change Democratic Change (CD) 352,319 23.4% 14
Panameñista Party (PAN) 334,282 22.2% 22
Patriotic Union (UP) 85,609 5.7% 4
Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement (MOLIRENA) 70,457 4.7% 2
Independents 35,793 2.4% 2
Fatherland's Moral Vanguard Party (VMP) 14,760 1.0% 0
Valid votes (turnout 70.05%) 1,504,355 100.0% 71
Source: Tribunal Electoral

Past elections and Referendums[edit]

e • d  Summary of the 2 May 2004 Panama presidential election results
Candidates Parties Votes %
Martín Torrijos New Fatherland (Democratic Revolutionary PartyPeople's Party coalition) 711,447 47.44
Guillermo Endara Solidarity Party 462,766 30.86
José Miguel Alemán Arnulfista Party 245,845 16.39
Ricardo Martinelli Democratic Change 79,595 5.31
Total (turnout 76.9%) 1,499,072 100.0
Ballot papers left blank 17,366 1.13
Spoiled ballot papers 21,276 1.38
Total votes 1,537,714
e • d  Summary of the 2 May 2004 National Assembly of Panama election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Democratic Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Democrático) 37.8 41
Arnulfista Party (Partido Arnulfista ) 19.2 17
Solidarity Party (Partido Solidaridad) 15.7 9
Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement (Movimiento Liberal Republicano Nacionalista) 8.6 4
Democratic Change (Cambio Democrático) 7.4 3
People's Party (Partido Popular) 6.0 1
National Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Nacional) 5.2 3
Total (turnout 76.9 %)   78
Source: Source: Tribunal Electoral de Panama

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