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IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Panama

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Panama Press Release No. 15/323 July 7, 2015 On June 10, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

Price controls introduced on 22 products

In one of his first moves as the new President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela has introduced price controls on 22 basic food products. The decree published on the Presidential […]

Cabinet of Panama

Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado Vice-President and Foreign Minister Dulcidio De La Guardia Minister of Economy and Finance Rodolfo Aguilera Franscechi Minister of Security Milton Henríquez Minister of the Interior […]

President Juan Carlos Varela sworn in along with Cabinet

Juan Carlos Varela was sworn in as the new President of Panama for the term of 2014 – 2019 yesterday. His Vice-President is Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado The new […]

Juan Carlos Varela is elected President

Juan Carlos Varela of the Panameñista Party (PAN) has been elected as the next President of Panama. Varela, who is currently Vice-President, was trailing in third place according to the […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election to the National Assembly took place on 4 May 2014. Democratic Change (Cambio Democrático) 30 Democratic Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Democrático, PRD) 25 Panameñista Party (Partido Panameñista) 12 […]

Presidential 2014

An election took place on 4 May 2014. Juan Carlos Varela (Panameñista Party) 39.09% José Domingo Arias (Democratic Change) 31.38% Juan Carlos Navarro (Democratic Revolutionary Party) 28.14% Genaro López (Broad […]

General election sees tight presidential race

Panamanians will go to the polls today in a general election which will see them elect a new President and Vice-President, the 71 members of the National Assembly, 77 Mayors, […]

Democratic Change

The Democratic Change Party or PCD (CD) was founded on 20th May 1998 and is led by Ricardo Martinelli the winner of the 2009 presidential election. The party describes itself […]

Panameñista Party

The Panameñista Party is the oldest functioning party in Panama having been founded originally in 1932. It has gone through a number of name changes over the years; originally it […]

Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement

The Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement or MOLIRENA was founded on 1st October 1981 as a right-wing libertarian party opposed to the military regime of the time and bringing together the […]

Democratic Revolutionary Party

The Democratic Revolutionary Party or PRD was originally founded by General Omar Torrijos on 11th March 1979. The party describes itself today as a Centre-left party and believes in Social […]

People’s Party

The People’s Party also known as the Popular Party or PP was founded in 2001 although its roots go back much further. Originally the party was known as the Christian […]