Business leaders ask Assembly to “put country first”

 
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The National Assembly has the duty and the power to debate the laws it issues, with citizen participation and stakeholders, "always putting the best interests of the country first." Meanwhile, it is up to the deputies to "lay down their political-partisan interests and legislate in favor of the common good” said Panama’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (Cciap)  on Sunday.

The Chamber that called for reflection on the course of the discussion, in the first debate, of bill 544 that reforms the Electoral Code, for the 2024 general elections.

After the citizen, business, and political rejection generated by the changes made by the Government Commission to the bill, the National Assembly decided to suspend the debate and sit down to talk with the magistrates of the Electoral Tribunal (TE).

This, after President Cortizo, came forward as a mediator of the differences that arose between the National Assembly and the  Electoral Tribunal (TE), and summoned them to a meeting, to be held Tuesday, September 14.

The Cciap calls for that meeting to "lead to a return to participatory debate that allows a thorough review of such an important document, which will apply to the participation of just over 4,000 candidates to more of 800 positions of popular election in the year 2024 ″.

The union also pointed out that all citizens have the duty to get involved, inform themselves and monitor what is happening in the country, be part of the debate and participate in order to strengthen the democratic system and "guide Panama towards a better future."

 



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George Klk

Panama: Banking Institutions Encourage Criminal Underground Operations. Panama's banking institutions know the State's president will hit the road for the... take! Hidden sums of money... laundered in the United States with a Florida estate with yachts and swimming pools and indoor bowling alley and those man-caves of alcohol beverages. What a life for those involved as Panama falls short of jobs. There is always contract involving more foreign Italian construction projects with a little Panama group company on the wayside! Corruption... corruption... corruption... has many, many benefits but, Panamanians are basically uneducated Indian tribes eating monkeys! Right? Heard it through the grape vine... who knows! Let's see, 170 rapes at Darien (Panama territory) include 5- and 8-year olds. Let's see, depleted children funds, $90,000 by some unindicted lawyer. Let's see, lottery scandal from the government's Molirena mafia party. Let's see, former president Martinelli still not even indicted after... ALL... these years! Many, many crimes from every political level imaginable... BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!!

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George Klk

Panama: Where are the Police Sniffer Dogs for Drug Contraband and... Weapons! Very little news... very little investigation for police dogs doing their job. Dogs are taken somewhere else where maybe... a small catch detection will divert the real stash! What's a hundred packs of illicit drugs when there are thousands hidden in a container away from deliberate preplanned sniffer drugs from official front men gang party for the clandestine members of the Panama National Assembly protected with impunity and long delays for gathering evidence. Everything appears to work for small catch of small-time criminals with butt hole weapons ready made in prison... gangs! Prison infiltration is more than just catching a 100 or so small time underground operators. In a small population of 4 million Panamanians with a controlled mafia style government of wealthy elites... there is not much of a threat, just a $$$ - [multi-billion dollar] - $$$ canal expansion empire for the next 100 years!

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George Klk

Panama: National Assembly - Unconstitutional Advisors... I can do whatever I want. Panama president Cortizo Cohen... Molirena party / Lottery scandal - Mafia controlled. Cortizo Cohen... Untouchables and political --- [UNITY]! Cortizo Cohen... Executive --- [$MILLION$]! Italian head banker: Ferrugia / Martinelli--- offshore isthmus island head quarter operator... [$30,000 pact]! Panama National Assembly--- unaccounted staff funds, family payroll... [$100's MILLIONS]! P.N.A.--- Elected non-transparent Comptroller General. Government self-enrichment contracts / briberies--- [$9 billion] --- [$100 MILLION / MARTINELLI]! Business leaders... We want transparency... Make Panama first! EMPHASIS: Panama National Assembly... some tied to underground illicit drug activities... [RATS]! President Cortizo Cohen (3)-Unconstitutional Advisors... I can do whatever I want - Untouchables. Panama constitutional reform (ignored)... election reform (?)... Martinelli re-election (future)... free campaign hams... Italian Ferrugia: head banker, clandestine, offshore, headquarter... Ferrugia / Martinelli pact... [$30,000]! Panama / Odebrecht... [$9 BILLION CONTRACT/ NATIONAL DEBT]. Martinelli / Odebrecht... [$100 MILLION / BRIBERY]! Martinelli sons... [$28 MILLION PAYMENT TO FATHER--- MONEY LAUNDERY] Investigation / U.S.A. Martinelli / P.N.A. Guatemala Parliament deputy members sworn-in for impunity with crimes. Panama president Cortizo Cohen... Executive [$MILLIONS$]!!! Panama Prison / Securities... infiltrated by sophisticated gang underground network. Prisoners with run prisons with... [BUTT HOLE INFECTED WEAPONS USED FOR VICIOUS SLASH]! Martinelli's pardon release of 100's prisoners... Bloody street murders / massacres... Riddled bullet vehicles... violent public invasions and no effective police informed strategy. Chaos... mahem... No State fund accountability... Uncertain Social Security Retirement... Shortage of medicine... Doctors / Nurses strike for wages... Economic depression. President Cortizo Cohen... Cattle / Manure business doing well in [CHINA]! Panama Supreme Court... still investigating wiretapping from... former Panama president Martinelli from --- [YEARS AGO]! EVIDENCE AGAINST MARTINELLI AND HIS BARRAGE OF LAWYERS AND DELAY TACTICS... OVERWHELMING WITH THREATS OF DEFAMATION AND LAWSUITS. MARTINELLI... THE BOSS... MAFIA GODFATHER... SUITCASES OF MONEY FLED FOR THE... UNITED STATES WITH A FLORIDA, U.S.A. MANSION - YACHT AND MARTINI DRINKS! Business leaders ask Assembly to “put country first” ... [?????????????????????????????????????????]!!!

4 days ago
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George Klk

Panama: First Debate Priority... Unconstitutional Advisors. Panama president Cortizo Cohen will ignore that priority in a nutshell. Panama National Assembly will make unconstitutional laws regardless. Government corruption will continue. P.N.A. will continue non-transparency. Panama will remain on the Black and Grey list. Panama is a high credit risk for international investment. Panama Italian government will continue underground non-transparent use of State funds. Business leaders will again be left out of in the cold. Crimes are getting busted making way for the Italian mafia and political takeover. BELIEVE IT OR NOT... (I sure would like to try that $1000 bottle of wine from Italy)! Something in there? Sure thing.

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