Cortizo announced winner in Panama presidential elections

Amman, Panama’s Electoral Court declared the winning of opposition candidate, Laurentino Cortizo, in the country’s presidential election late Sunday after gaining 95% of the votes.

According to Reuters, Cortizo had a narrow lead of 2 percentage points over Democratic Change party’s candidate, Romulo Roux, who vowed not to concede defeat.

The results are preliminary, and will be followed by a formal announcement.

Source: Jordan News Agency