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News & Updates
On April 8-9, IFES implemented a workshop on “Electoral Coverage in an Era of Disinformation” in Panama City for 48 journalists, candidate representatives and Electoral Tribunal (TE) staff. The interactive workshop was organized in partnership with the TE and funded by the United States Embassy in Panama.
On May 5, Panamanian citizens went to the polls to vote in presidential, legislative and local elections. These were the sixth general elections since the ousting of the Manuel Noriega dictatorship in 1989 and the first held under the reformed Electoral Code. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions on Elections in Panama: 2019 General Elections.
News & Updates
With the spread of fake news undermining electoral processes worldwide, it has become crucial for the success and security of elections that authorities learn how to identify and counter misinformation efforts. With this goal in mind, IFES organized two virtual peer-to-peer technical exchange sessions on media for Guatemala’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal in August 2018.
On May 4, Panamanians will elect a President, Vice President, Deputies to the Central American Parliament, Deputies to the National Assembly, Mayors, District Representatives, and Councilors.
This report summarizes IFES’ findings from the (IFES initiated) Seminar on the Independence of Electoral Justice in Panama from December 2001. The purpose of the seminar was to share information on electoral justice and recommend improvements to the electoral justice process.
March 19, 2001
This report is issued as a record of the observations made by the IFES mission from the 1999 Panamanian elections. It is also a presentation of a series of technical suggestions for the consideration of the Panamanian government in the organization and facilitation of future elections.
May 31, 1999
Civic Education Material
“Electoral Tribunal” is an informative guide, available in Spanish, issued in 1999 by the Electoral Tribunal of Panama in lead up to the May 2, 1999 Panamanian General Elections. The guide consists of different forms provided for the electoral observers where they can include information and/or observation about the Election Day that would allow for a technical study of all comments from the observers and would facilitate the elaboration of the statement regarding the process of voting. Additionally, the document contains a statement regarding the cancellation of the use of electronic voting in the May 2, 1999 elections. Lastly, an evaluation of the voting sections and their flaws are provided in the guide.
Sample ballot distributed in advance of municipal elections in Panama on 2 May 1999. Voters are instructed to vote for either 1 party list of three candidates, or 3 individual candidates.