Cortizo Cohen, Laurentino

Cortizo Cohen, Laurentino,

1953–, Panamanian rancher and political leader. A member of the Democratic Revolutionary party, he studied business administration in the United States and served in the national assembly (1994–2004) and as minister of agriculture (2004–6). In May, 2019, he was narrowly elected president of Panama, with 33% of the votes.