Laurentino Cortizo
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Laurentino Cortizo

Laurentino Cortizo
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Laurentino "Nito" Cortizo
38th President of Panama

1 July 2019
Jose Gabriel Carrizo
Juan Carlos Varela
Minister of Agricultural and Livestock Development

1 December 2004 - 10 January 2006
PresidentMartín Torrijos
Juan Carlos Varela[]
President of the National Assembly

1 July 2000 - 1 July 2001
Enrique Garrido
Rubén Arosemena
Personal details
Born (1953-01-30) 30 January 1953 (age 67)
Panama City, Panama
Political partyDemocratic Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s)Yazmín Colón de Cortizo
Children2
Alma materNorwich University (B.B.A.)
University of Texas at Austin (M.B.A.)
Websitewww.nitocortizo.com

Laurentino "Nito" Cortizo Cohen (Spanish pronunciation: [lau?en'tino ko?'tiso 'ko.en]; born 30 January 1953) is a Panamanian politician who has served as President of Panama since 2019. Cortizo Cohen is the former President of the National Assembly[1] and Minister of Agricultural and Livestock Development. He was also a member of the National Assembly between 1994 and 2004, serving a year as chamber president.[2]

A member of the Democratic Revolutionary Party, he was elected as President on 5 May 2019 winning 33.27% of the vote.[3]

Political career

Cohen served as a member of the National Assembly from 1994 to 2004.[4] He became President of the National Assembly in 2000, serving until 2001.[2]

He also served as Minister of Agricultural and Livestock Development under President Martin Torrijos, however he resigned in 2006 due to his objections to the negotiations made in pursuit of the US-Panama Free Trade Agreement.[4]

References

  1. ^ Sáez, Manuel Alcántara; Freidenberg, Flavia, eds. (2001). Partidos políticos de América Latina. Centroamérica, México y República Dominicana. Universidad de Salamanca. p. 561. ISBN 9788478008377.
  2. ^ a b PALABRAS LLANAS - 50 años de visión y Compromiso (1906-2006)
  3. ^ "Cortizo wins Panama election". 6 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Panama elections: Centrist Laurentino Cortizo declared winner". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2019.

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