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New Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso Promises Shift in Priorities

ISSN:1089-1560
LADB Article ID: 54165
Category/Department: Panama
Date: 1999-09-09
By: LADB Staff

Mireya Moscoso, 53, took the oath of office Sept. 1, becoming Panama's first female president. She promised to give priority to social programs and to end her predecessor's neoliberal economic programs. With a majority behind her in the legislature, the new president called on political holdovers to resign as she begins a campaign to undo much of outgoing president Ernesto Perez Balladares' policies.

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