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Premature FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 05/25/2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
05/25/2010
Paying Noynoy Aquino a “courtesy” visit by the new United States ambassador, as well as some congratulatory messages to Aquino for his having won the presidency from two other foreign governments at this particular time, is a blatant case of foreign meddling in the country’s internal affairs, given the fact that it was much too premature.

And it is premature, not only because Noynoy Aquino has not been proclaimed by the Congress after a canvassing of votes, but also because of the fact that it has been coming out, in massive doses, evidence of electoral electronic fraud and on a nationwide basis.

It will be very embarrassing for these foreign governments who have sanctified Noynoy as their recognized president should two or more things occur in the near future, such as Congress, after finding too much evidence of massive vote fraud, may compel the Commission on Elections to declare a failure of election, after which new elections — at least in the presidential and vice presidential levels be called and scheduled.

The congressional elections can no longer be reversed, since the “winning candidates” have been proclaimed, just as the other local winning candidates have been proclaimed.

Their only path is toward an electoral protest, which can take years to resolve — given the track record of the Comelec.

In the case of the presidential and vice presidential race, it is to be stressed that not one candidate has been proclaimed winner, which means the electoral protest cannot be lodged by the losing candidates as no winner has been proclaimed.

Also, most of the presidential bets have conceded defeat, with only Erap Estrada not conceding, saying he prefers to first have the Congress canvass the votes and then bow to the will of the people.... MORE    

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20100525com9.html


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