Through a communiqué, the Panamanian government congratulated the Chileans after holding elections, which were won by Sebastián Piñera. This would be the second term in office of Piñera, who held it from 2010 until 2014.
"[Panama] augurs success during his term and expresses its interest in continuing to strengthen the close relations that Panama and Chile have managed to consolidate," said the statement.
The politician surpassed the candidate Alejandro Guillier by nine points, becoming the most voted president of Chile since 1993. Piñera obtained 54.57% of the votes, which equals 3,795,280 people, while Guillier got 45.43% of the votes, corresponding to 3,159,446 Chileans.
Piñera won in the second round of the presidential elections.