Panama. According to
CountryAAH, the total population in Panama is 4,314,778 people in 2020. Martín Torrijos of Partido Revolucionario
Democratica (PRD) won the May 2 presidential election with
48% of the vote over former President Guillermo Endara of
Partido Solidaridad. The PRD also got its own majority in
Congress. Torrijo's program includes enforcing several
amendments to the Constitution which include: gives
ombudsmen constitutional status and creates a new system for
future constitutional extensions. Salsa star Rubén Blades
was appointed Minister of Tourism in the government.
Torrijos belongs to a powerful political clan in Panama.
His father, General Omar Torrijos, seized power in a
military coup in 1968 and was Panama's dictator until 1981,
and the PRD party is a creation of the dictatorship. In
January, President Cousin Hugo Torrijos was charged with
corruption charges related to financing the PRD's election