Party-list urgency

The Philippines really needs a more workable arrangement for the party-list component of its House electoral system, which is anything but straightforward.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is rushing the resolution of cases pertaining to winning partylist groups in time for the opening of the 15th Congress on Monday next week.

“We see the urgency (of proclaiming all winning party-list groups)… (Manila Bulletin)

The election was on 10 May.

2 thoughts on “Party-list urgency

  1. Indeed. Congress opens tomorrow. It was sad that a recent Supreme Court decision had an opinion (by the then-chief justice) which got the idea of what a party system means (in terms of being a way of aggregating sectoral representation along ideological lines) but his views did not win the day. If it did, I think the road toward reforming the system would become clearer.

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