The president-elect of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, said that "the country needs peace," were his words before thanking the presidential candidate Rómulo Roux for having recognized his triumph on Sunday May 5 in the general elections.
"The candidate Rómulo Roux recognized our triumph, I thank Rómulo Roux and his alliance (Cambio Democrático y Partido Alianza) for recognizing the triumph of 'Nito' Cortizo, which is important for the country, because what the Republic of Panama needs In many issues, but especially in the election, it is tranquility, it is peace, "Laurentino Cortizo said on Monday May 6 at a press conference, after meeting with the Electoral Tribunal magistrates at the headquarters located in Ancon.
Laurentino Cortizo, who was accompanied at the press conference by his vice president, José Gabriel Carrizo, assured that he is not "Super Nito" and that he will need the support of six other presidential candidates who competed in the elections.
"We are going to try to incorporate them all, they are valuable and courageous people," said the presidential candidate of the Democratic Revolutionary Party and the Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement (Molirena).
He also referred to the teachers and the education that takes place in the national territory.
"It is necessary to dignify the profession of the teacher, it is necessary to train better teachers and a process of perfecting those that already exist," he explained.
"On the issue of education, the government will give the highest priority in this country, I do not know how much we are going to advance in infrastructure, what I can assure you is that education will be the star that illuminates our government" , he said.
On the conformation of the Cabinet, Laurentino Cortizo expressed that at the end of this month of May he will have most of his team defined.