Panama president-elect says he’s ‘nobody’s puppet’

Panama City (AFP) – Panama’s president-elect Jose Raul Mulino says he is “nobody’s puppet,” a reference to former president Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014), whom he replaced as a candidate after Martinelli was convicted of money laundering. According to a recent poll, most Panamanians believe Martinelli will wield control from behind the scenes.


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