Labor Minister Threatens To Sue Electoral Tribunal in Washington DC
Monday, July 09 2012 @ 12:43 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
The Electoral Tribunal is holding an investigation process open for the alleged buying of votes in the elections held on 4 December 2011, where Nidia Cureņa of the CD won the elections. On Friday June 29, the electoral prosecutor of Azuero Dilia Cornejo interviewed 20 people. This questioning would be the last step in the investigation. (Estrella)
Editor's Comment: Although it's not said in this article, the Minister Cortes said she intends to file a complaint before the International Commission on Human Rights, which has their headquarters in Washington DC. That's where the reference to going to the US comes from. Back in Panama, the Electoral Tribunal is the last (and only) bastion of power held by the PRD political party. This court - which is supposed to be a neutral observer of the election processes in Panama - is so blatantly in the back pocket of the PRD it's practically criminal. I suspect the Supreme Court will eventually act against them. There is already one complaint against the TE for ignoring a ruling of the Supreme Court with regards to another case (CD delegates to the Central American Parliament.) Alma Cortes as assumed the role of "attack dog" for the CD at this point.