Panama Congress Committee votes in favour of mine referendum

1st November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Panama’s proposal to hold a referendum on the controversial contract with Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals was approved by a legislative committee Tuesday, clearing the first hurdle as the bill is fast tracked in congress.

The bill will be sent to the plenary for general debate, where it will require a majority vote in two separate sessions for definitive approval in the 71-member legislature.