The Electoral Tribunal confirmed this evening at 6:35 p.m. that Alliance for Change candidate, Ricardo Martinelli, is the countrys new president.
According to the ballots counted so far, you are the undisputed winner of this race, Tribunal President Erasmo Pinilla told Martinelli, reporting from Atlapa Convention Center, where 43.68% of the ballots have been verified. With traditional murga music playing in the background, Martinelli thanked the Tribunal for the manner in which it conducted the voting process today. Meanwhile, the news was greeted with absolute silence at Partido Revolucionario Democratico (PRD) campaign headquarters on Avenida Mexico.
PRD presidential candidate Balbina Herrera and running mate Juan Carlos Navarro are currently meeting behind closed doors.