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Poll operators on list of Comelec officials replacements—Solon By Angie M. Rosales 01/06/2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Poll operators on list of Comelec officials replacements—Solon

By Angie M. Rosales 01/06/2011

Some alleged poll fraud operators are among those being considered to replace outgoing Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Jose Melo and retiring commissioners, Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano disclosed to reporters yesterday.

The senator, however, refused to name names as to who he was referring to, saying that he will only do so when the proper time comes or if and when a shortlist is submitted to President Aquino.

At a press conference, Cayetano said that based on reports that have been coming out in the papers, some names being mentioned as being considered for the would-be vacated posts are alleged to be known “election operators” in previous poll exercises.

“If this will hold true in the end, it’s out of character of the Aquino administration to pick as the next chairman or commissioners some known operators in the industry of electoral cheating..... MORE

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