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:
Hoy ganó la democracia, hoy ganó Panamá porque le dimos una muestra de civismo al mundo #Panamá
— Juan Carlos Varela (@JC_Varela) Mayo 5, 2014
Today, democracy won, today Panama won because we gave the world a token of civility.
Other users echoed his words:
“Agradezco a Dios, a los que votaron por mis propuestas y los que votaron por otras propuestas, aquí ganó el pueblo panameño” @JC_Varela
— Debate Abierto (@Debate_Abierto) Mayo 5, 2014
I thank God, those who voted for my proposals and those who voted for other proposals, the winner here is the Panamanian people.