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Yearbook 2004

Flag - PanamaPanama. 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 campaign.

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