To some analysts, the prelude to the 11th Ordinary Congress, on May 15, will be a thermometer in which leaders will measure their leadership, including current Vice President José Gabriel Carrizo.
Along with Mr. Carrizo, who could consolidate his intentions of being the favorite PRD candidate to presidency, the current PRD president Benicio Robinson and his followers will try to keep control of Panama´s largest political body.
From researcher Edwin Cabrera´s standpoint, since it was founded in 1979 and to date, there have always been different ideological and opinion in PRD.
In this regard, Mr. Cabrera told La Estrella de Panamá newspaper that at some point business group, professionals, women and young people were trends.
He believed that many of these groups lost belligerence for it seemed that within PRD and other bodies, the method of doing politics switched; and he estimated that within the current President Laurentino Cortizo administration, the hegemony is held by Robinson. Analyst José Eugenio Stoute, on the other hand, considered that the PRD delegates´ elections is quite important, because those who aspire to the presidency of the Republic would have to get the most support and control one of the two PRD´s major positions.