On June 3, the transition process of power will begin in Panama

On June 3, the transition of the Government of Panama will begin, said the outgoing president, Laurentino Cortizo, after a 45-minute meeting with President-elect José Raúl Mulino.

“We are prepared to formally start the transition, obviously the incoming president needs time for the appointment of his team… so it was decided that it will be Monday, June 3,” Cortizo said.

He also stated that “the first job is to make a transition schedule,” while he will leave office on June 30.

Presidency of the Republic

I received the courtesy visit of President-elect JosephRaulMulino to address issues of national interest and establish the coordination of the beginning of a democratic and orderly transition process, for the benefit of all Panamanians. 

During his meeting at the Palacio de Las Garzas, Cortizo congratulated Mulino for his victory, as well as addressing issues of public security and economics and finance, among others.

For his part, Mulino, who will assume on July 1, declared that this meeting symbolizes an effort to consolidate Panamanian democracy.

This was elected last Sunday with 34.2 percent of the vote, according to official data.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeered in TeleSurTV