- Panamá Today
The electoral process in Panama formally opens this Saturday, January 5, 2019, towards the next May elections, local press reported.
The electoral opening process for the general elections on May 5, 2019, established through decree 1 of January 4, 2019, issued by the Electoral Tribunal (TE).
The decree recalls that Article 283 of the Electoral Code establishes the TE as the responsible entity to open the electoral process, "four months before the elections take place and will conclude when the court declares it by closing the general election plan."
The entity's magistrates: Heriberto Arauz, Eduardo Valdes Escoffery, Alfredo Junca, and the institutional executive director Yara Ivette Campo signed the resolution.
On May 5, 2019, Panama will have general elections to choose the president and vice president of the country, 71 deputies of the National Assembly, 20 deputies of the Central American Parliament (Parlacen), 75 mayors, and 620 corregimiento representatives.