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Tuesday, September 02 2014 @ 07:34 AM EDT

PRD Presidential Candidate Questions Electoral Code Reforms

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Anel "Bolo" Flores - PRD Politician and National Assembly Deputy in Panama
The reforms to the Electoral Code proposed by the Democratic Change Deputy Abraham Martinez, have caused reactions, both in society and in the opposition parties. Gerardo Solis, a member of the National Commission on Electoral Reforms, who is also a Judge on the Electoral Tribunal, has repeatedly spoken against the proposal, and he has urged the National Assembly to archive the plan, because he considers it to be "selfish" and "it allows for the election and retention of defectors." This Thursday, August 16, there has been another reaction against the Bill, this time by a member of the opposition Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) who aspires to the Presidency of the Republic. Anel "Bolo" Flores said "the CD knows they have lost the presidency, so they want the National Assembly." "If these new rules are approved without the support of the Panamanian people, a trail of questions could surround the results of the 2014 elections, about the legitimacy of the general elections, affecting our democracy and sending a bad message to the community," said the politician. Flores questioned that if the current law allowed Ricardo Martinelli to become the President of the Republic in 2009, and if the law was good enough at the time, why is it bad now? (Estrella)

Editor's Comment: See? The PRD guys really want to keep the rules the way they are now. They put in these changes to help their party while they were in charge. If you see someone arguing against the changes to the Electoral Code, they will be in the PRD party. Like, Gerardo Solis - a PRD guy who also happens to be a Judge on the Electoral Tribunal.

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