Wednesday, February 11 2009 @ 05:35 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Ricardo Martinelli, the presidential candidate from the "Alliance for Change," presented his plan to govern at the Camping Resort in Chilibre this afternoon. Martinelli characterized the plan as having the intention of making improving the lives of the average Panamanian and putting the interests of the people first. The priority of the plan is to reduce the costs of living for the poor, helping them with scholarships, books, and free school supplies. It includes a $100 per month payment to anyone who is older than 70 years of age who is not receiving a retirement check from any other entity. Also included in the plan is the construction of new houses for the poor and help to create more jobs. Martinelli said "In this plan of change no one will leave the government a millionaire. Anyone who steals from the people will go to prison. We will have an austere government - I don't want a fat government and skinny people but rather just the opposite. Our plan is your plan, the plan of the people who what a change in order to live better. That is our promise."
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