Saturday, December 07 2013 @ 11:49 AM EST
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The worst is they suspect these articles were acquired through funds from the National Help Program (PAN)—formerly known as FIS—. There were also reports of several trucks with yellow stripes from the State going in and out of the place.
The representative of Rio Abajo, the PRD member Javier Ortega, said no one from the PRD is getting anything from this hangar, “everything that’s in there is destined for the candidates of the Democratic Change Party.”
Meanwhile, the secretary general and deputy of the Panameñismo Political Party, Alcibiades Vásquez, said access to this area is restricted.
He believes the Electoral Prosecutor must investigate this situation.
Another Panameñismo member, Jorge Gamboa Arosemena, said this is the beginning of the “a nationwide Drinking Bowl” with all the gifts they will give out to promote the government candidates.
The deputy Fernando Carrillo, from the Democratic Change party, said he is not upset despite of this report on the hangar for proselytism, and he even said that if they are giving something away to take him into consideration.
“I have not been in this warehouse,” he said and also believes this report has to be investigated.
The opposition says the CD is striving to win or consolidate its electoral offer, for example, out of the 71 deputies from the Republic, 42 are government deputies.
“Distributing the Drinking Bowl” says the former magistrate and independent presidential candidate, Gerardo Solís, who warns about this being an electoral crime and says there is not a single electoral prosecutor doing something about this.
He says the operation of assembling and disassembling these “huge warehouses” are done by people who know a thing or two about logistics of wholesale distribution of products.
The political analyst, Mario Rognoni, says the government must explain this situation, because it is a complaint on purchase of household appliances to buy consciences and votes.
Rognoni believes it is necessary to clarify the budget that’s being used in case these are funds from the PAN.
Neither Rafael Guardia, director of the PAN, nor the government has talked about the issue. (Estrella)