Posts by tag: 2007 Elections

13 years ago

In the Philippines: May 14th elections Too soon to tell

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By Steven Rood
The Asia Foundation

While waiting for clarity in these races, it is useful to reflect on past elections for the light they shed on the present. One lesson is how all Philippine governments rely on elections for their legitimacy, and care a great deal about foreign opinion about those elections.

13 years ago

Sabotaging an election machinery: Manipulation, psywar and military

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Analysis | The effect of the electoral sabotage is to cast doubt on the electoral process and the integrity of the Comelec itself. The effect of the sabotage strategy against the PPLs was not to undermine the blocs political base but to add another cause for making the current presidency illegitimate.

13 years ago

Miseducation of Muslim-Moro electoralism

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Analysis | By Datu Michael O. Mastura | Media reporters — more accurately, opinion editors — are wrong to say that casting of votes or counting of ballots runs afoul in the ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) simply because Muslim-Moro individuals have low literacy rate. What makes such comments most absurd is anti-Moro profiling of their leaders (if not out of discriminatory slant by sheer slur) who are perceived to keep them illiterate or uneducated enough to organize them into so-called command votes constituency.

13 years ago

Canvassing of Maguindanao votes expected today, groups warn of massive protests

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We join all opposition groups and election watchdogs in condemning the massive electoral fraud orchestrated to benefit the administration slate. We must not allow the administration to succeed in its final push to rig the elections through the canvassing of votes in Maguindanao and other questionable regions, Renato Reyes of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said.

13 years ago

Comelec and the theater of fraud

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Analysis | No election has been fair and square. In the recent elections, the outcome has been decided by one’s political hold on the Commission on Elections — and the numerous compromises that powerful election authorities make with the highest bidders to rig the elections.