President of Panama

President of the Republic of Panama
Presidente de la República de Panama
Presidential Seal
Presidential Standard
Residence
Palacio de las Garzas
Term length Five years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Manuel Amador Guerrero
Formation 20 February 1904
Website Presidencia de la República
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This page lists presidents of Panama since independence in 1840 and in 1903.

Short-lived first independence (1840-1841)

President of the Municipal Council of Panama and de facto President (1903)

Members of the Provisional Government Junta (1903-1904)

  • José Agustín Arango: 4 November 1903 - 20 February 1904
  • Tomás Arias: 4 November 1903 - 20 February 1904
  • Federico Boyd: 4 November 1903 - 20 February 1904
  • Manuel Espinosa Batista: 9 November 1903 - 7 December 1903

Presidents of Panama (1904-Present)

# President Took office Left office Party
1 Manuel Amador Guerrero 20 February 1904 1 October 1908 Conservative Party
2 José Domingo de Obaldía 1 October 1908 1 March 1910 National Liberal Party
Carlos Antonio Mendoza (acting) 1 March 1910 1 October 1910 National Liberal Party
Federico Boyd (acting) 1 October 1910 5 October 1910 National Liberal Party
Pablo Arosemena (acting) 5 October 1910 1 October 1912 National Liberal Party
3 Belisario Porras Barahona 1 October 1912 1 October 1916 National Liberal Party
4 Ramón Maximiliano Valdés 1 October 1916 3 June 1918 National Liberal Party
Ciro Luis Urriola (acting)
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3 June 1918 1 October 1918 National Liberal Party
Pedro Antonio Díaz (acting) 1 October 1918 12 October 1918 Conservative Party
5 Belisario Porras Barahona 12 October 1918 30 January 1920 National Liberal Party
Ernesto Tisdel Lefevre (acting) 30 January 1920 1 October 1920 National Liberal Party
6 Belisario Porras Barahona 1 October 1920 1 October 1924 National Liberal Party
7 Rodolfo Chiari 1 October 1924 1 October 1928 National Liberal Party
8 Florencio Harmodio Arosemena 1 October 1928 3 January 1931 National Liberal Party
Harmodio Arias Madrid (acting) 3 January 1931 16 January 1931 None
9 Ricardo Joaquín Alfaro Jované
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16 January 1931 5 June 1932 National Liberal Party
10 Harmodio Arias Madrid 5 June 1932 1 October 1936 National Revolutionary Party
11 Juan Demóstenes Arosemena 1 October 1936 16 December 1939 National Liberal Party
Ezequiel Fernández (acting) 16 December 1939 18 December 1939 National Revolutionary Party
Augusto Samuel Boyd (acting) 18 December 1939 1 October 1940 National Revolutionary Party
12 Arnulfo Arias 1 October 1940 9 October 1941 National Revolutionary Party
13 Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango 9 October 1941 15 June 1945 None
Enrique Adolfo Jiménez (provisional) 15 June 1945 7 August 1948 National Liberal Party
14 Domingo Díaz Arosemena 7 August 1948 28 July 1949 National Liberal Party
15 Daniel Chanis Pinzón 28 July 1949 20 November 1949 National Liberal Party
16 Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón 20 November 1949 24 November 1949 National Liberal Party
17 Arnulfo Arias 24 November 1949 9 May 1951 Panameñista Party
18 Alcibíades Arosemena 9 May 1951 1 October 1952 Authentic Revolutionary Party
19 José Antonio Remón Cantera 1 October 1952 2 January 1955 National Patriotic Coalition
20 José Ramón Guizado 2 January 1955 29 March 1955 National Patriotic Coalition
21 Ricardo Arias 29 March 1955 1 October 1956 National Patriotic Coalition
22 Ernesto de la Guardia 1 October 1956 1 October 1960 National Patriotic Coalition
23 Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón 1 October 1960 1 October 1964 National Liberal Party
24 Marco Aurelio Robles 1 October 1964 1 October 1968 National Liberal Party
25 Arnulfo Arias 1 October 1968 11 October 1968 Panameñista Party
26 José María Pinilla Fábrega and
Bolívar Urrutia Parrilla
12 October 1968 18 December 1969 Military
27 Demetrio B. Lakas 19 December 1969 11 October 1978 None
28 Aristides Royo 11 October 1978 31 July 1982 Democratic Revolutionary Party
29 Ricardo de la Espriella 31 July 1982 13 February 1984 Democratic Revolutionary Party
30 Jorge Illueca 13 February 1984 11 October 1984 None
31 Nicolás Ardito Barletta Vallarino 11 October 1984 28 September 1985 Democratic Revolutionary Party
Eric Arturo Delvalle (acting) 28 September 1985 26 February 1988 Republican Party
Manuel Solís Palma (acting) 26 February 1988 1 September 1989 Democratic Revolutionary Party
Francisco Rodríguez (provisional) 1 September 1989 20 December 1989 Democratic Revolutionary Party
32 Guillermo Endara 20 December 1989 1 September 1994 Panameñista Party
33 Ernesto Pérez Balladares 1 September 1994 1 September 1999 Democratic Revolutionary Party
34 Mireya Moscoso 1 September 1999 1 September 2004 Panameñista Party
35 Martín Torrijos 1 September 2004 1 July 2009 Democratic Revolutionary Party
36 Ricardo Martinelli 1 July 2009 Incumbent Democratic Change

Military (de facto) leaders of Panama (1968-1989)

From 1968 to 1989, the commandant of the Panamanian Defense Forces (known as the National Guard until 1983) was the de facto leader of Panama.

Latest election

e • d  Summary of the 3 May 2009 Panamanian presidential election results
Candidates Parties Votes %
Ricardo Martinelli Democratic Change, Patriotic Union Party, Panameñista Party, Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement 952,333 59.97
Balbina Herrera Democratic Revolutionary Party, People's Party, Liberal Party 597,227 37.70
Guillermo Endara Fatherland's Moral Vanguard Party 36,867 2.33
Valid votes (turnout 73.99%) 1,558,445 100.0
Blank votes 19,105 1.17
Invalid votes 30,976 1.89
Total votes 1,636,508 100.00
Source: Tribunal Electoral

See also

External links

  • WorldStatesmen- Panama
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