Balbina Herrera accepts defeat in Panama's presidential election 2009-05-04 09:56:31   Print

    PANAMA CITY, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Balbina del Carmen Herrera Arauz, presidential candidate of the ruling Democratic Revolutionary Party (DRP) in Panama, said she accepted her defeat in Sunday's elections.

Opposition candidate Martinelli wins Panama's elections

Panama's presidential candidate Ricardo Martinelli of the Democratic Change (CD) party talks to journalists at his home prior to presidential elections in Panama City, May 3, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    PANAMA, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Preliminary results show that the Ricardo Martinelli, candidate of the opposition Democratic Change Party (DC), won Panama's general elections on Sunday, according to the National Electoral Council.

    This is the second time he ran as a presidential candidate. In the 2004 election, Martinelli finished last out of four candidates with 5.3 percent of the vote.   Full story

Editor: Xiong Tong
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