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126 party-list applicants not acceptable – Comelec

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Recently, COMELEC (Commision on Elections) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon declared that they had denied 126 groups that were looking to register for the 2022 elections as a party-list.


A total of 270 party-list groups filed Certificates of Nomination and Acceptance within the Oct. 1 to 8 filing period. This was in order to join the system of representation through being a party-list.


On her official Twitter account, Guanzon Tweeted: “126 applicants for Party List registration were denied by @Comelec.”


Despite this, “more than 100 of denied party-list applicants filed a motion for reconsideration,” she added.


Resolving this has to happen before the final ballots are printed, Guanzon said, Tweeting: “@COMELEC must finish by December 6. Final date for ballot preparation is December 15.”


53 new party-list groups were named by Comelec last October 25, all of which had gotten their registration approved.


The total of registered party-list groups in the Comelec has since become 171, which includes the 118 organizations that already exist.


There are currently 171 registered party-list groups overall for the upcoming national and local elections on May 9, 2022.

Photo: Rappler


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