ElectionGudie

May 5, 2019 Held

2,011,300
Voted
Panama

Republic of Panama

Election for President

Results

71%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,011,300
Valid Votes:1,962,750
Invalid Votes:None

Candidates:

Nito CORTIZO654,487

33.35

Rómulo ROUX608,485

31.00

Ricardo LOMBANA369,223

18.81

José BLANDÓN212,237

10.81

Ana Matilde GÓMEZ93,516

4.76

Saúl MÉNDEZ RODRÍGUEZ13,488

0

Marco AMEGLIO11,314

0

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:

  • The office of President of Panama

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Juan Carlos VARELA*
  • Head of Government: President Juan Carlos VARELA*
  • Assembly: Panama has a unicameral National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional) with 71 seats.

* Current President Juan Carlos VARELA is ineligible for reelection.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by simple majority vote to serve a 5-year term. Presidents are limited to two non-consecutive 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in this Election:

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 4,226,197 (2019 est.)
  • Eligible Voters: 2,757,823

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,109,750 (2019 est.)
  • Is Panama a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (26 June 1980)
  • Has Panama ratified CEDAW: Yes (29 October 1981)
  • Gender Quota: Yes
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 13 (following the 2014 elections)
  • Human Development Index Position: 66 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A (Very Low 2014)

Disability Data:

  • Is Panama a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Panama ratified CRPD: Yes (7 August 2007)
  • Population with a disability: 584,554 (est.) Persons with disabilities registered to vote in this election 29,644 persons (15,310 women and 14,334 men).