According to the Realizing Goals party, the impartiality and credibility of the electoral authorities are again being questioned.
The resignation of Marta Linares de Martinelli from the vice presidential candidacy for the alliance between Realizing Goals and Alianza parties to “not affect the president’s salary with legal resources.”
This was revealed by the group in a statement this afternoon on Wednesday, October 11, where they pointed out that these legal resources will be in the hands of “judicial and electoral authorities, who have not demonstrated partiality and adherence to constitutional and legal rule.
For this reason, “our vice presidential candidate has decided to abandon his candidacy, to allow the parties and our presidential candidate Ricardo Martinelli to adopt strategic decisions that prevent decisions far from Constitution and law, which prevents the legal formalization of our presidential nomination. .”
According to Realizing Goals, the impartiality and credibility of the electoral authorities has been tarnished by the illegal and shameful elimination of the candidacy of Ricardo Martinelli, for the Mayor of Panama, a week before the 2019 elections, once again questioning the apparent purpose. to prevent the nomination of Linares de Martinelli, as our candidate for vice president of the Republic,” the statement stated.
In the afternoon of this Tuesday, October 10, Linares de Martinelli sent a letter to the General Directorate of Electoral Organization in which he announced his decision to resign from the candidacy.
Afterward, sources close to the party indicated that former Minister of Public Security José Raúl Mulino may run for vice president.
Another number considered is that of the businessman David Virzi to propose the candidacy of the vice president of the Republic.
The resignation of Linares de Martinelli was known the day he passed the first filter built on the Electoral Code to be challenged.
According to sources from the Electoral Court, the deadline set for party members has expired and there is no challenge.
The source is detailed in The Star of Panama which in principle there are two processes to be challenged, one within the party and another after the publication of all the applications of the candidates.
To replace Linares de Martinelli, the group must hold a meeting of its board of directors to choose a new vice-presidential figure.
When the communication team was consulted, we were informed that once they had data on the subject they would communicate it.