Former Colombian President Andres Pastrana, head of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), is already in Panama to guarantee transparency in the general elections on May 5.
On his departure from a meeting he held this Tuesday April 30 with the judges of the Electoral Tribunal, Andres Pastrana told the press that diplomats from the Organization of American States (OAS) will visit polling stations in different parts of Panamanian territory to verify the development of the electoral elections, from the opening of the voting tables to the scrutiny and the transmission of results.
He added that the displacement of a mission of this magnitude for the general elections on May 5, demonstrates the high degree of commitment of the Organization of American States (OAS) with Panama.
Andrés Pastrana did not want to comment on the decision of the Electoral Tribunal judges to the challenges of the candidacies of former President Ricardo Martinelli, to the positions of deputy for the circuit 8-8 and mayor of the district of Panama.
Although he did say that his considerations of the magistrates' decision will include them in the final report of the observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS).