Popular Party Calls for Judicial Reforms
Wednesday, December 07 2005 @ 11:06 AM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
The Popular Party often finds itself in the position of being the swing vote. The PRD can always count on getting a little more than a third of any vote, and they need an ally to form a majority in the assembly. The Popular Party holds enough seats to give the PRD the majority they need. This alliance has strengthened under Martin Torrijos, and the Popular Party now is pretty securely under the PRD's wing. This press release issued by the Popular Party was probably more than anything else just a reminder that they have a veto over whatever goes on in the assembly, and the leaders of the PP just wanted to remind everyone of their position and power.
Now, will Martin Torrijos do anything sudden or drastic against the Supreme Court justices (like sweep them all off the bench). I would rate that as unlikely but not completely out of the realm of possibilities.