Panama administration in disarray

Cortizo on the campaign trail

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“The next government will have a vertical behavior against corruption. It will be characterized by transparency, accountability and telling the truth, to restore trust in institutions to Panamanians "..." The sixth border ... is to stop corruption and cost overruns that steal our resources for a better future "..." Corruption is a cancer that affects us all, especially those most in need and is present in both the private and public sectors. In this country there will be no untouchables! ”… All these phrases belong to the government program of the then-presidential candidate Laurentino Cortizo. Two years after his election, a poll commissioned by La Prensa reveals that Panamanians seem to be quite disappointed. For example, more than 70% of those interviewed believe that there is corruption in the Government; 84% do not believe that our leaders are transparent in their public management. And those surveyed have a terrible opinion of the leadership and confidence that this government projects. 77% do not believe in his leadership and 8 out of 10 do not have the slightest confidence in him. The political wear and tear of this administration has reached levels that are simply unimaginable. Either they take a rudder or they sink. – LA PRENSA, May 19