Panama: Decision for Robles

Panama's Supreme Court ruled last week that the country's real President is Marco Aurelio Robles, 62. Eight to one, it declared illegal his impeachment by the opposition-dominated National Assembly (TIME, April 5) and the installation of First Vice President Max Delvalle as his successor. That means that Robles will rule until the winner of the May 12 elections takes office. The candidates are Arnulfo Arias, who led the movement to impeach Robles, and Prime Minister David Samudio, whom Robles backs.


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