Pay to Play in Panama is a equal Party offender

Politics

by James “JB” Bryson

Last week PNO.com commented and illustrated the large disparity between what was spent on among the candidates of the PRD for the primaries.

This new La Prensa article will show how it affects the positioning of the CD as well. 

The 2 thousand 548 votes that Ricardo Martinelli took in his career to obtain a candidacy for deputy in the circuit 8-8 did not come cheap. Each one cost him $ 37.83. This, after the former president reported to the Electoral Tribunal that spent $ 96 thousand in the primary that celebrated Cambio Democrático on September 30. Martinelli was about to disburse the maximum amount of money ($ 100 thousand) that a candidate can spend in primary.

Martinelli and former president Ernesto Pérez Balladares are the ones who have spent the most for now. El Toro invested $ 21.88 for each vote in the presidential primary of the PRD, where it was in third place. In contrast, Luis Eduardo Camacho, spokesman for Martinelli, paid only $ 1.93 per vote.

Martinelli spent $ 96 thousand on primary, almost the top of private financing

Ricardo Martinelli spent $ 96,000 on the campaign, which made him a deputy candidate for Cambio Democrático (CD), the party he founded in 1998.

The former president was about to reach the top figure that a pre-candidate for a deputy can spend in a primary: $ 100 thousand, according to the electoral law.

It obtained 2 thousand 548 suffrages that, as it was said, turned it into candidate to deputy by the circuit 8-8 in the primary of CD of the past 30 of September. Each vote cost him $ 37.83.

Apart from himself, the donors of the campaign of the ex-ruler were his daughter, Carolina Martinelli Linares; his wife, Marta Linares de Martinelli; and Rudas, Meléndez & Asociados. They all raised $ 96,789 and used $ 96,410. Payments to call centers, purchase of promotional items and support for individuals are on the list of expenses delivered to the Electoral Tribunal (ET).

Martinelli is currently detained in El Renacer. The Supreme Court of Justice investigates him for the punctures.

READ MORE:https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/primarias-voto-salio-Martinelli-Camacho_0_5151234904.html

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

"JB"
WAKE UP PANAMA!!! Your new President “might” have just been quoted with the BEST line EVER!

For the open record, PNO is an un-apologetic SUPPORTER of the new president, and furthermore, feel he is in a unique position to possibly become the BEST ever!  He knows the “real” issues as he was NOT a career politician or member of the pre-established Panamanian ELITE. As much can …

Politics
Mulino facing expected pushback from PRD over assembly appointments.

Mulino announced that this week he will meet with the PRD bench and the deputies of the Popular Party and Moca https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/politica/sigue-pulseo-entre-rm-y-mulino-por-el-control-de-la-presidencia-de-la-asamblea-JX7642658 With 20 days until the new government is installed and the new National Assembly is formed, it is expected that in the coming days the meetings between the …

Political FRAUD
Zulay case to be heard in regards to vote integrity.

The Second Electoral Court admitted this Monday, June 10, the lawsuit for partial annulment of the election in the 8-2 circuit (San Miguelito) presented by the still deputy Zulay Rodríguez. https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/politica/juzgado-admite-demanda-de-zulay-rodriguez-sobre-nulidad-de-eleccion-en-circuito-8-2-CB7636545?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The lawsuit was filed for the counting of the votes recorded in the minutes of voting stations 4672, 4682, …