Laurentino Cortizo elected as new President of Panama
Laurentino Cortizo has been declared the winner of 2019 presidential election of Panama. The 2019 elections have been dominated by pledges to fight corruption and to tackle Panama’s image as a money-laundering country. Cortizo is the candidate for Panama’s Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD). His party was founded by military ruler Omar Torrijos in 1979, and has been out of power since 2009.