Election billboards to be removed
PANAMÁ. Companies that install billboards in open areas have been told to obey the law that prohibits the installation of public announ...
PANAMÁ. Companies that install billboards in open areas have been told to obey the law that prohibits the installation of public announcements on billboards or on buildings.
After a meeting between the Governer of Panama, The Ministry of Public Works and the mayors of the national provinces, it was announced that all public announcements stemming from last years election that litter roads and highways will be removed as soon as possible.
A large number of the announcements were put in place during the 2009 election campaign, leading up to the May 3 presidential election, explained Panama City province governor Mayin Correra.
When driving in the streets of Panama City, it is not uncommon to see the faces of failed and winning candidates, such as Balbina Herrera , Guillermo Endara and of course, now-President Ricardo Martinelli. Although the law stipulates that the advertisements should be considered illegal, they became a staple throughout the election. Now finally, they are heading for the junkyard.