The Latest: Cattle rancher wins Panama presidency

 

Associated Press

via Star Tribune (MN) - May 6, 2019

 

PANAMA CITY — The Latest on Panama (all times local):

 

11:00 a.m.

 

Panama's Electoral Court has declared opposition candidate Laurentino Cortizo the winner of the country's presidential elections.

 

The court says Cortizo of the Democratic Revolutionary Party won 33%, with 95% of votes counted.

 

It says the cattle rancher will formally be named president-elect on Thursday.

 

Cortizo said just after midnight Monday that he was calling on Panamanians "to join in a national effort to correct the country's path, rescue the country, and get the economy on the right track."

 

Second-place candidate and businessman Rómulo Roux won 31% of the vote but has refused to concede defeat.

 

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7:20 a.m.

 

Cattle rancher Laurentino Cortizo is holding on to his narrow lead...

 

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