Partido Revolucionario Democrático (PRD) member Samuel Lewis Navarro said that he still plans to seek his party's nomination to run for president in 2014.
"My political aspirations are not short-term, I want to return the course to the country," he said during a party meeting in Veraguas today.
During the meeting, the presidential hopeful said that although Juan Carlos Navarro won the elections of the party's Central Executive Committee, he has heard many concerns from voters while he has toured the country.
"There are concerns because we have to focus on ensuring the unity of the party and address the issues that are affecting the Panamanian people," he said.
According to Lewis Navarro, people expect that the PRD and its leaders provide a critical voice denouncing the abuses of the current government and at the same time gives proposals that put the country back in the right direction.
He said party leaders have to unify for it to be successful.