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Juan Carlos Varela, New Elected President of Panama

Juan Carlos Varela, candidate of the Panameñista party, won the presidential elections in Panama, held on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Varela got 39% of the votes after counting over 60% of polling stations, that was 32% more than José Domingo Arias, of Cambio Democrático, and more than 27% than Juan Carlos Navarro, candidate of Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD, by its Spanish name).

This is how Varela himself announced his election on Twitter:

Today, democracy won, today Panama won because we gave the world a token of civility.

Other users echoed his words:

I thank God, those who voted for my proposals and those who voted for other proposals, the winner here is the Panamanian people.

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