Sunday, August 26 2012 @ 11:46 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Among those who aspire to occupy positions in the CEN are: Mitchell Doens, Juan Carlos Navarro and Vicente Magallon, for General Secretary; Francisco Sanchez Cardenas and the National Assembly Deputy Benicio Robinson for party President.
Susana Richa de Torrijos and the National Assembly Deputy Leandro Avilo are running for First Vice President of the party.
The election results will be announced after the electronic voting process is closed, which is being used for the first time in a political party's internal elections. (Prensa)
Editor's Comment: This election is a massively important event for the PRD political party. Juan Carlos Navarro basically represents the younger party members, while Mitchell Doens and the people who support him represent the "old guard" - many of them party founders who have been running the PRD since it was created by Omar Torrijos as a means to provide some legitimacy to his military dictatorship. Going in to today's election, it looks like Navarro pretty much has it wrapped up, and he should win easily. This means a whole batch of people who threw in with Mitchell Doens will be on the outside looking in, many of them names you would recognize. Like, Balbina Herrera, Martin Torrijos, Ernesto Perez Balladares, Pedro Miguel Gonzalez, Samuel Lewis, Mitchell Doens, and Francisco Cardenas. There was a joke in one of the newspapers today saying that the "dinosaurs" will be gone, while the new leadership of the PRD are all surfers...