Electoral Tribunal Decides In Favor Of PRD in El Bebedero Case (No Surprise There)
Friday, August 17 2012 @ 04:13 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
The Reaction of Nidia Cureņa - Meanwhile, the Democratic Change party candidate, Nidia Cureņa, said the Electoral Court judges made a decision based on politics, and not on the law. Cureņa reaffirmed she would participate in the elections again, because she is sure she can count on the votes of the residents in El Bebedero. Inside of the room where the hearing was being held, one could hear shouts of "fraud, fraud" coming from supporters of Cureņa. The Electoral Tribunal annulled the election held last 4 December 2011, giving the final verdict for the annulment of the elections in the case filed by members of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD).
Editor's Comment: No surprise there, whatsoever. The Electoral Tribunal is 100% in the back pocket of the PRD, so of course this decision was going to go in favor of the PRD. Now the CD (Ricardo Martinelli) will of course work very hard to take over the Electoral Tribunal, and they will use this exact same trick against the PRD forever more. Politicians in Panama hand out stuff. Bags of food. Building materials, whatever. That's the way it's done. Now, you're going to tell me the Electoral Tribunal is going to make that stop? Please, don't insult my intelligence. This is yet another case of "selective enforcement" - and the Electoral Tribunal simply decided to find some grease behind the stove. It's always there if you go looking for it, right? Sort of like that.