The flag of Panama consists of four rectangles, two smaller rectangles of blue, one at the top and the other at the bottom, and two larger rectangles of white in between. At the left side of the flag, there is a red and blue quartered rectangle. It positions itself on both the blue and white rectangles and contains two five-pointed white stars. The blue rectangles represent the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party, two major political parties in Panama. The white rectangles symbolize peace and purity. The red and blue quarters with the stars symbolize the harmony and common purpose between the two political parties. They aim for the country’s welfare and progress.