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2019 Panamanian general election

Laurentino Cortizo of the center-left Democratic Revolutionary Party defeats Rómulo Roux of the center-right Democratic Change party in a narrow election to become the next president of Panama. Cortizo receives 33% of the vote to Roux's 31%, marking the return of the Democratic Revolutionary Party after 10 years out of the presidency.

Centre-left candidate Laurentino Cortizo finishes two percentage points ahead of rival Rómulo Roux.

  1. BBC
Cortizo wins Panama election