Thursday, January 12 2012 @ 03:43 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
She also showed interest in evaluating the pending plans and projects to keep them on track, those that represent the best interests of the country and its citizens. Roxana Méndez was elected as the Deputy Mayor by popular vote and it corresponds to her - as established in the electoral code - to take over as the principal in the mayor's office after the resignation of Vallarino. "This resignation took us by surprise and we will assume with responsibly the new challenge of directing the Mayor's office," said the official.
Mendez also said so far there is no replacement for her position and it is up to the President to make the appointment. I extend my best wishes to Mr. Vallarino and that these health problems can be overcome in the shortest time possible, she said. (Press Release - Presidency of Panama)