"Recount!" Coming Down To The Wire in Bocas del Toro
Tuesday, May 05 2009 @ 08:20 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I just checked the website of the Electoral Tribunal in Panama, and the race for the Mayor in Bocas del Toro is neck-and-neck. Dr. Jose Anderson has 1,736 votes against Dario Vanhorne who has 1,686 or just 50 votes less. You might remember Dario, he was the guy who was trying to defend his rights to own Wild Cane Key against an attempt by Six Diamonds to take it over (Six Diamonds thought they had bought it legally.) At the time when I was investigating those articles, I spent a lot of time in Dario's boat, going out to take photos of the island to see what was going on. There are still four more tables or 15.38% of the vote remaining to be counted, as well as 208 votes that were counted as blank and another 113 that were counted as null. Since this one is so close, you can expect whoever ends up losing to call for a recount.
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