Panamanian Assembly Approves Withdrawal from Parlacen

With 39 votes in favor, the Assembly repealed international regulations related to the Central American Parliament (Parlacen).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The official withdrawal from the institution will take place on November 24th 2010, reported José Luis Varela, president of the Assembly.

He added "... the Vienna Convention establishes a 12 month period for the country to abandon the organism", reported Prensa.com. "Varela explained that Parlacen's operational costs are excessive and unnecessary".



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