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PANAMA

Panama is a representative democracy with three branches of government: executive and legislative branches elected by direct, secret vote for 5-year terms, and an independent appointed judiciary. The executive branch includes a president and two vice presidents. The legislative branch consists of a 72-member unicameral Legislative Assembly. The judicial branch is organized under a nine-member Supreme Court and includes all tribunals and municipal courts. An autonomous Electoral Tribunal supervises voter registration, the election process, and the activities of political parties. Everyone over the age of 18 is required to vote, although those who fail to do so are not penalized.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Moscoso, Mireya Elisa
First Vice President Vallarino, Arturo Ulises
Second Vice President Bazan Jimenez, Dominador "Kaiser"
Min. of Agricultural Development Stanziola, Lineth
Min. for Canal Affairs Salazar, Jerry
Min. of Commerce & Industry Jacome Diaz, Joaquin
Min. of Economy & Finance Delgado Duran, Norberto
Min. of Education De Mata, Doris Rosas
Min. of Foreign Relations Arias, Harmodio
Min. of Government & Justice Escalona Avila, Arnulfo
Min. of Health Gracia Garcia, Fernando
Min. of Housing Cardenas, Miguel
Min. of Labor Moreno, Jaime
Min. of Presidency Young Valdez, Ivonne
Min. of Public Works Quiros, Eduardo
Min. of Youth, Family, & Minors Verdara, Rosabel
Attorney General Sossa, Jose Antonio
Manager, National Bank of Panama Pariente, Bolivar
Ambassador to the US Alfaro, Roberto
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Morales Quijano, Ramon