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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 Juan Carlos VARELA
First Vice President Isabel de SAINT MALO de Alvarado
   
Min. of Agricultural Development Jorge ARANGO Arias
Min. for Canal Affairs Roberto ROY
Min. of Commerce & Industry Meliton ARROCHA Ruiz
Min. of Economy & Finance Dulcidio DE LA GUARDIA
Min. of Education Marcele PAREDES
Min. of Foreign Relations Isabel de SAINT MALO de Alvarado
Min. of Government & Justice Milton COHEN-HENRIQUEZ
Min. of Health Francisco Javier TERRIENTES
Min. of Housing Mario ETCHELECU Alvarez
Min. of Labor Luis Ernesto CARLES Rudy
Min. of Presidency Alvaro ALEMAN Healy
Min. of Public Works Quiros, Eduardo
Min. of Youth, Family, & Minors Verdara, Rosabel
Attorney General Ana BELFON Vejas
Manager, National Bank of Panama Dario BERBEY
Ambassador to the US Emanuel Arturo GONZALEZ-REVILLA Lince
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Laura Elena FLORES Herrera