Two weeks ago gay equal rights activists in Panama Agustín Clement and Javier Stanziola launched a new political proposal named "Creemos” (We believe) based on the idea so that "every man and woman who believe themselves worthy of something better in this country can participate in the world of the current political class."
According to one of the founders of this political party, the "progressive" proposal seeks to establish a change in the traditional political agenda by promoting issues that have generated divided opinions among the population, such as: the sexual and reproductive health law, same sex marriage, abortions, gay adoptions, among others.
"Sexual orientation has nothing to do with a country's ideas of progress. These issues had to be discussed a long time ago because society demands it. It was not necessary to demonize them," said Agustín Clement regarding the creation of the political party.
The party already has its established political proposals, which will be part of the initiative to attract followers of Creemos. It includes "zero tolerance" for corruption, an original constituent that makes clear that Panama is a secular state, more investment in scientific research and arts and the approval of same sex marriage.
Against criticisms and claims that it is a "gay party", Creemos will prove its survival in the Panamanian politics of the present time.