Alleged electoral fraud in VP post granted recount by court
Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. is finally getting the recount he has been asking for.
Photo credits: Philippine Canadian Inquirer
The Philippine Supreme Court will permit for a protest against the alleged electoral fraud in the vice presidential elections in May 2016 where Marcos asserts he was cheated from becoming holding second highest position in the Philippines.
Marcos had appealed to the court for a recount of over a million votes in the south and the nullification of ballots in three provinces.
Vice President Leni Robredo won by 260,000 votes over Marcos in the 2016 elections, however, when the latter asked the court for a recount, Robredo appealed to have Marco’s petition rejected.
However, the court has ruled in favor of Marcos and found the need for a recount of votes as “sufficient in form and substance”.
While the vice presidency holds no specific role in the Cabinet unless appointed by the president, it still wields the potential to come next in line to the presidency which political analysts opine to be the true goal of Marcos’ need for recounting of votes.
However, Atty. Victor Rodriguez, Marcos’ laywer, said that they “just want the truth to come out. It's that simple."
Robredo has been under fire for her criticisms against President Rodrigo Duterte which has affected an otherwise supposed tandem work of president-vice president.
After being banned to attend Cabinet meetings, Robredo resigned from her housing minister post.
On the other hand, Marcos is treated favorably by the President even going as far as calling him out as the Philippine’s Vice President during an official visit to China.
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