By means of a letter, the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela, made it clear that on July 1, 2019, he will hand over the presidential band, and at the end of his term, he will make public his patrimonial declaration. He also indicated that he will not assume the deputation that Parlacen offers him by law.
In a letter, he stressed "I will not assume the deputation that Parlacen offers me by law. I will leave calmly, with my head held high, with my family and my work team, convinced that we work with integrity and positively impact the lives of hundreds of people. of thousands of Panamanians. "
At the same time, he stressed that he is ready to coordinate an orderly and institutional transition that will allow him to start his work from the first day of his administration. Last Tuesday, the Panamanian president presented to the entrepreneurs of the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (Capac) the proposal of a passenger and cargo train that would connect the capital with the province of Chiriqui, bordering Costa Rica.
In the document, Juan Carlos Varela emphasizes that the next president will receive a safer Panama, with a 37% reduction in the homicide rate compared to the previous period, achieving the lowest figure of the last 15 years.
"The next president will be able to build on a growth that is already projected at 6% per year, of which 2% will come from the exploitation of the largest mine in the region."