Panamanian presidential election, 1972

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Panama held a presidential election on October 10, 1972, electing both a new President and Vice President of the Republic.

On October 10, 1972 the National Assembly of Community Representatives elected Demetrio B. Lakas president and Arturo Sucre Pereira as Vice-President for a six-year term (1972-1978). [1]

Presidential election results[2][edit]

Candidate Party Voted for Voted against Did not vote Total
Demetrio B. Lakas Independent (nonparty) 400 001 104 505


  1. ^ Pearson, Neale J. "Panama." Latin America and Caribbean contemporary record I. 1982. Pp. 325.
  2. ^ ”La Vanguardia Española”. 14.10.1978. Pp. 7.