An Early Start To Sessions In The National Assembly on Monday Afternoon
Saturday, June 16 2012 @ 12:39 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Quiros explained the "call to session" in the National Assembly is traditionally set between 3:00 - 3:30 pm, with the meetings of the full body of starting between 4:00 - 4:30 pm. He said the meeting of the full body generally begins at that time (late) due to a lack of a quorum, related to the absence of deputies from the Cambio Democratico party. Consultations For The Appointment of Supreme Court Judges: Another aspect drawing the attention of Varela and Quiros is that the consultations on all three of the judges who were newly appointed to sit in the Fifth Chamber of Constitutional Guarantees of the Supreme Court will take place today, Saturday 16 June and tomorrow, Sunday. Although Quiros does not directly handle the information, he said when the Credentials Committee of the Assembly comes into session they may make observations on the three appointees. Public comments or observations on the designations can be sent via email to email@example.com. (Prensa)
Editor's Comment: The Cambio Democratico has complete and total control of the National Assembly through their own Deputies, and their allies in the Molirena political party. The Panameñistas, PRD, and Popular parties can bitch, moan, whine, and complain - but they don't have the political power to stop anything. All of these opposition groups are now (right now) mobilizing their forces in an attempt to rally the troops and to get the public motivated enough to come out and protest. By changing the start time on Monday the CD is trying to get things rolling inside before protests can get going outside. It's going to be an interesting week in Panama, that's for sure. I'll try to keep up as the events unfold.