Panama’s Cortizo wins close presidential race, calls for national unity

Presidential candidate Laurentino Cortizo of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) and his wife Yazmin Colon react after Panama's electoral tribunal declared him as the winner of Sunday's election with 95 percent of votes counted, in Panama City, Panama May 6, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – U.S.-educated political veteran Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo won Panama’s presidential election in an unprecedented close race on Sunday, with the electoral tribunal declaring a winner after 95 percent of votes had been counted. In his victory speech, Cortizo called for national unity, after winning just a third of the votes with the […]

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