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Juan Carlos Varela, New Elected President of Panama
Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon OrbeTranslated by Gabriela García Calderón On 5 May 2014 @ 2:25 am | 1 Comment
In Citizen Media, Elections, Latin America, Panama, Politics, Quick Reads, Spanish
Juan Carlos Varela , candidate of the Panameñista party, won the presidential elections in Panama, held on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Varela got 39% of the votes after counting over 60% of polling stations, that was 32% more than José Domingo Arias, of Cambio Democrático, and more than 27% than Juan Carlos Navarro, candidate of Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD, by its Spanish name).
This is how Varela himself announced his election on Twitter:
Hoy ganó la democracia, hoy ganó Panamá porque le dimos una muestra de civismo al mundo #Panamá 
— Juan Carlos Varela (@JC_Varela) Mayo 5, 2014 
Today, democracy won, today Panama won because we gave the world a token of civility.
Other users echoed his words:
“Agradezco a Dios, a los que votaron por mis propuestas y los que votaron por otras propuestas, aquí ganó el pueblo panameño” @JC_Varela 
— Debate Abierto (@Debate_Abierto) Mayo 5, 2014 
I thank God, those who voted for my proposals and those who voted for other proposals, the winner here is the Panamanian people.
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URLs in this post:
 Juan Carlos Varela: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Carlos_Varela
 #Panamá: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Panam%C3%A1&src=hash
 Mayo 5, 2014: https://twitter.com/JC_Varela/statuses/463138295237857280
 @JC_Varela: https://twitter.com/JC_Varela
 Mayo 5, 2014: https://twitter.com/Debate_Abierto/statuses/463138614533033984
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