Political Fever in Panama

It's Tuesday morning, just five days before the all important PRD primary election in Panama. You can almost feel the temperature rising...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The most important race to be decided is between the former Housing Minister Balbina Herrera and the Mayor of Panama City Juan Carlos Navarro. Both are running for the Presidency of the Republic and the winner of the PRD primary election on Sunday will represent the party in the general national elections in May 2009. Interestingly enough, the political fever is keeping the opposition guys vibrating as well.



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