OAS gives election OK
PANAMA. In their first report, the international delegation of electoral observers from the OAS announced that elections are being held...
PANAMA. In their first report, the international delegation of electoral observers from the OAS announced that elections are being held with a 95 percent of normalcy in Panama. The incident registered in the Simon Urbina school in Colon, “where armed people entered a voting center and a shooting ensued,” constitutes an exception.
In a press conference, the head of the OAS delegation, Jose Octavio Bordon, said that the situation was quickly put under control by authorities.
Voting centers under observation opened on average at 7:03 a.m., and 98 percent had the adequate materials. Electoral tribunal representatives were present in all of them.
Bordon said that of the voting centers observed at the start of election day, 100 percent had representatives from the Alliance for Change, 95 percent had representatives from the official PRD party, and 18 percent representation from Moral Vanguard of the Homeland.
He added that 98 percent of the centers had some police presence.