2019 Panamanian general election

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2019 Panamanian general election

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  Laurentino "Nito" Cortizo (cropped).jpg Romulo Roux (cropped).jpg
Nominee Laurentino Cortizo Rómulo Roux
Party PRD CD
Running mate Gabriel Carrizo Luis Casis
Popular vote 655,428 609,223
Percentage 33.35% 31.00%

  Jose Isabel Blandon.jpg
Nominee Ricardo Lombana José Blandón
Party Independent Panameñista
Running mate Guillermo Márquez Nilda Quijano Peña
Popular vote 369,303 212,812
Percentage 18.79% 10.83%

President before election

Juan Carlos Varela
Panameñista

Elected President

Laurentino Cortizo
PRD

General elections were held in Panama on 5 May 2019.[1] Due to constitutional term limits, Incumbent President Juan Carlos Varela is ineligible for a second consecutive term.[2] Businessman and politician Laurentino Cortizo won the election with around 33% of the vote. Chairman Rómulo Roux lost a close race, polling just around 31% of the vote.

Electoral system[edit]

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.[3]

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.[3]

The President is elected through plurality vote in one round.

Opinion polls[edit]

Pollster Date Cortizo (PRD) Roux (CD) Lombana (IND)
Gallup Panama 17–21 March 2019 38% 21% 4%
GAD3 29–30 April 2019 36% 26% 20%
Doxa Panamá 23–28 April 2019 30% 32% 15%
Stratmark 22–28 April 2019 44% 27% 10%

Preliminary results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Laurentino Cortizo Democratic Revolutionary Party 655,428 33.35
Rómulo Roux Democratic Change 609,223 31.00
Ricardo Lombana Independent 369,303 18.79
José Blandón Panameñista Party 212,812 10.83
Ana Matilde Gómez Independent 93,608 4.76
Saúl Méndez Broad Front for Democracy 13,582 0.69
Marco Ameglio Independent 11,321 0.58
Invalid/blank votes 48,782
Total 2,014,059 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,757,823 73.03
Source: Election Tribunal

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Revolutionary Party 35
Democratic Change 18
Panameñista Party 8
Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement 5
Alliance Party 0
Broad Front for Democracy 0
People's Party 0
Independents 5
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100 71 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Election Tribunal (71 of 71 seats declared)

By constituency[edit]

Bocas del Toro 1-1
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Revolutionary Party 15,501 26.93 Green tickYGreen tickY
Panameñista Party 12,740 22.14
Democratic Change 9,142 15.88
People's Party 7,121 12.37
Independent 3,933 6.83
Independent 1,972 3.43
Independent 1,290 2.24
Broad Front for Democracy 1,245 2.16
Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement 665 1.16
Alliance Party 218 0.38
Cocle 2-1
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Revolutionary Party 15,309 30.47 Green tickYGreen tickY
Democratic Change 11,479 22.84
Independent 7,168 14.27
Panameñista Party 5,326 10.60
Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement 4,798 9.55
Peoples Party 734 1.46
Independent 614 1.22
Broad Front for Democracy 446 0.89
Alliance Party 135 0.27
Cocle 2-2
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Revolutionary Party 12,132 43.85 Green tickY
Panamenista Party 9,999 36.14
Democratic Change 4,765 17.22
Broad Front for Democracy 768 2.78
Cocle 2-3
Party Votes % Elected
Panamenista/People's Party 17,677 55.24 Green tickY
Democratic Change/Alliance Party 9,812 30.66
Democratic Revolution/Molirena Party 3,299 10.31%
Cocle 2-4
Party Votes % Elected
Panamenista/People's Party 11,129 41.30 Green tickY
Democratic Revolutionary Party 6,963 25.84
Democratic Change 4,306 15.98
Molirena 1,831 6.79
Independent 1,322 4.91
Independent 859 3.19
Independent 347 1.29
Broad Front for Democracy 111 0.41
Alliance Party 80 0.30
Colon 3-1
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Revolutionary Party 35,056 34.86 Green tickYGreen tickY
Panamenista Party 17,094 17.00 Green tickY
Democratic Change 16,927 16.83 Green tickY
Independent 7,331 7.29
Independent 5,516 5.48
Broad Front for Democracy 3,250 3.23
Molirena 2,999 2.98
Independent 2,104 2.09
People's Party 1,828 1.82
Alliance Party 1,317 1.31
Colon 3-2
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Change 8,418 37.23 Green tickY
Democratic Revolutionary Party/MOLIRENA 7,148 31.61
Panamenista/People's Party 5,374 23.77
Independent 905 4.00
Independent 494 2.18
Broad Front for Democracy 272 1.20
Chiriqui 4-1
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Revolutionary Party 23,710 30.43 Green tickY
Panamenista Party 13,789 17.70 Green tickY
Democratic Chnage 10,724 13.76
Independent 6,971 8.95
MOLIRENA 6,296 8.08 Green tickY
Independent 4,246 5.45
Indepedent 2,511 3.22
People's Party 2,108 2.71
Broad Front for Democracy 1,244 1.60
Alliance Party 654 0.84
Chiriqui 4-2
Party Votes % Elected
Panamenista Party 10,338 36.39 Green tickY
Democratic Revolutionary Party 10,287 36.21
Democratic Change 4,097 14.42
Independent 1,313 4.62
Alliance Party 787 2.77
Independent 608 2.14
Independent 439 1.55
People's Party 396 1.39
Broad Front for Democracy 144 0.51
Chiriqui 4-3
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Revolutionary Party 12,735 29.77 Green tickY
Democratic Change 11,509 26.91
Panamenista Party 8,823 20.63
MOLIRENA 2,886 6.75
Independent 2,555 5.97
Independent 558 1.30
Alliance Party 300 0.70
Chiriqui 4-4
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Revolutionary Party 9,020 31.09 Green tickY
Panamenista/People's Party 6,888 23.74
MOLIRENA 6,217 21.43
Democratic Change/Independent 4,457 15.36
Independent 2,228 7.68
Broad Front for Democracy 200 0.69
Chiriqui 4-5
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Revolutionary Party/MOLIRENA 14,834 45.17 Green tickY
Independent 6,693 20.38
Alliance Party 3,400 10.35
Panamenista/People's Party 2,775 8.45
Independent 2,160 6.58
Democratic Change 2,063 6.28
Independent 918 2.80
Chiriqui 4-6
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Change/Alliance Party 10,021 49.23 Green tickY
Democratic Revolutionary Party/MOLIRENA 5,782 28.40
Panamenista/People's Party 4,554 22.37
Darien 5-1
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Change 5,075 29.62 Green tickY
Democratic Revolutionary Party 4,612 26.92
MOLIRENA 4,085 23.84
Panamenista/People's Party 2,616 15.27
Independent 261 1.52
Independent 241 1.41
Alliance Party 166 0.97
Broad Front for Democracy 77 0.45
Darien 5-2
Party Votes % Elected
Democratic Revolutionary Party 5,222 39.61 Green tickY
MOLIRENA 3,948 29.95
Panamenista/People's Party 1,624 12.32
Democratic Change/Alliance Party 1,437 10.90
Independent 589 4.47
Independent 250 1.90
Independent 90 0.68
Broad Front for Democracy 23 0.17
Herrera 6-1
Party Votes % Elected
PRD/MOLIRENA 12,730 39.24 Green tickY
CD/Alliance Party 9,185 28.31
Panamenista/Peopleś 7,213 22.23
Independent 1,729 5.33
Independent 1,175 3.62
Independent 287 0.88
FAD 126 0.39
Herrera 6-2
Party Votes % Elected
PRD/MOLIRENA 11,811 49.61 Green tickY
People´s/Panamenista 10,541 44.27
Independent 730 3.07
CD/Alliance Party 467 1.96
Independent 148 0.62
Independent 112 0.47
Herrera 6-3
Party Votes % Elected
PRD/MOLIRENA 10,924 47.69 Green tickY
Panamenista/People´s 6,479 28.28
Independent 2,916 12.73
CD/Alliance Party 1,251 5.46
Independent 1,123 4.90
Independent 214 0.93

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panama IFES
  2. ^ "Decree of the electoral court for the holding of elections" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b Electoral system IPU