Panama's first lady tapped as vice-presidential candidate
Published on Jan 30, 2014 12:28 PM
PANAMA CITY (REUTERS) - Panama's ruling party nominated Marta Linares, the wife of President Ricardo Martinelli, as its vice-presidential candidate for the May election, the party's presidential candidate announced on his Twitter page on Wednesday.
"Marta will be our vice president," said Jose Domingo Arias, the standard-bearer for the Democratic Change party, in a post on the social media website following Ms Linares' formal approval by party members.
Mr Martinelli is prohibited by the constitution from running for a second five-year term as president of the Central American country.
Ms Linares has no formal political experience.
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