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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

If The Snap Election That was Held on Feb 7, 1986 Will Repeat Today Who Will You Vote for President - Marcos Or Aquino?

31 years ago, the popularly known in the Philippines as The Snap Election was held on February 7, 1986. The KBL party headed by former President Ferdinand E. Marcos for president with his running mate Arturo M. Tolentino for the vice president seat contested against the PDP-Laban party headed by former President Corazon C. Aquino for president seat with her running mate Salvador H. Laurel for vice president.
Results of The 1986 Philippine Snap Election: Marcos - Aquino
Based on the election results - for popular votes NAMFREL named Corazon C. Aquino as the winner with 7,502,601 votes against the 6,787,556 votes of Ferdinand E. Marcos. However, the COMELEC named Ferdinand E. Marcos as the winner with 10,807,197 votes against the 9,291,716 votes for Corazon C. Aquino - see the attached screen photo.
The National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections or NAMFREL is an election watchdog in the Philippines. It was the first and one of the most famous election watch campaign. NAMREL was co-founded by Jose S. Concepcion, Jr., and was its first National Chairperson. NAMFREL was formally organized in October 1983 as an offshoot of the New Voters Registration Committee, which was formed in the 1960s. NAMFREL's goal is to ensure "free, orderly and honest elections" in the Philippines. It is a non-partisan organization with over 250,000 member-volunteers from different religious, civic, business, professional, labor, youth, educational, and non-government organizations.
The Commission on Elections usually abbreviated as COMELEC, is one of the three constitutional commissions of the Philippines. Its principal role is to enforce all laws and regulations relative to the conduct of elections in the Philippines. The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) was created by a 1940 amendment to the 1935 Constitution of the Philippines. The constitutional amendment creating the Commission on Elections was finally approved on December 2, 1940. On June 21, 1941, Commonwealth Act No. 657 was enacted reorganizing the Commission on Elections as a constitutional entity. The members of the statutory Commission continued as members of the constitutional Commission. The Chairman and Members of the Commission had a fixed term of nine years each – a member being replaced every three years except in the first Commission. They could be removed from office only by impeachment. 
My Ref: Wikipedia and Wikimedia for the Photo
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