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Thursday, July 24 2014 @ 10:45 AM EDT

Galvez Opens "Free Market" On The Grounds of the National Assembly

Money MattersAt the National Assembly the not only pass laws. Those who need to make some purchases of household goods such as eggs, rice, meat, beans, among other products, can now do this in front of the chamber of deputies. Yesterday its facilities became a "Persian Market", when the President of the National Assembly Sergio "Chello" Galvez opened a traditional free fair. Although this activity benefit the poorest sectors, yesterday there were officials who work a the National Assembly taking advantage of the market.

It's Not Political - As for the criticism from his detractors, Galvez said he's been doing this type of activity for 25 years to help the people, thus denying he is using the facilities of the state to campaign. "This is a social effort, and we are not looking for votes for the elections of 2014," he reiterated. (Mi Diario)

Editor's Comment: With these "free markets" basically they use state funds to buy basic food items at wholesale prices, then they establish a temporary sales point in a poor market, and sell the goods for no profit. The administration of Martin Torrijos started doing this, as a way to show people just how much money Ricardo Martinelli - the supermarket owner - was making from his business. However now that they are in charge, his administration has been doing these kinds of free markets all over the place, and people love them. And never one to shy away from controversy, the President of the National Assembly Sergio Galvez opened one up on the grounds of the National Assembly. Nah, it's not political...

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