|Republic of Panama
||May 2, 1999
in this election:
- The office of the president of Panama
of government structure:
- Legislature: Panama's unicameral
legislature, the Asamblea Legislativa, consists of 72 members.
of electoral system:
- The president is directly elected by
simple majority vote for a five-year term.
- The president may not serve for more
than one consecutive term of office.
- Members of the Asamblea
Legislativa are directly elected by a mixed system of simple majority vote in
single-member constituencies and party-list proportional representation in multi-member
|Results of the election for president:
Candidate: Mireya MOSCOSO
Party Alliance: Union for Panama
The Union for Panama is endorsed by the Arnulfista Party, the Nationalist Republican
Liberal Movement (MOLIRENA), the Nationalist Republican Movement (MORENA), and the
Democratic Change Party.
Valid Votes Received: 574,610
Percent of Valid Votes Received: 44.82%
Candidate: Martin TORRIJOS
Party Alliance: New Nation Alliance
The New Nation Alliance is endorsed by the Democratic Revolutionary Party, the National
Liberal Party, the Solidarity Party, and the Motherland Movement.
Valid Votes Received: 484,150
Percent of Valid Votes Received: 37.76%
Candidate: Alberto VALLARINO
Party Alliance: Opposition Action
The Opposition Action is endorsed by the Christian Democratic Party (PDC), the Civic
Renewal Party (PRC), the Popular Nationalist Party (PNP), and the Liberal Party.
Valid Votes Received:
Percent of Valid Votes Received: 17.41%
the last presidential election?
- Last presidential election held: May 8,
- In the 1994 election,
Ernesto PEREZ BALLADARES Gonzalez Revilla received 33.3% of the vote and thus defeated
Mireya MOSCOSO, his closest competitor with 29.1% of the vote.
and number of registered voters:
- Population: 2,735,943 (July 1998 estimate)
- Number of registered voters: 1,746,894
- The May 1999 elections took place
eight months before the hand over of control of the Panama Canal from the United States to
Panama on December 31, 1999.
- The 1999 polls were be the second
presidential and general legislative elections since democracy was re-established in
Panama in 1990.
|SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
|For additional information:
IFES ElectionGuide Online