Sunday, May 9, 2010

Election Day !

Today is election day here in the Philippines. There are currently more than 85,000 candidates for only 17,000 national and local positions and it is believed that the youth will have the swing vote in this election as 40% of voters are 18-35 and there are a potential 3 million first-time voters.

It will be the first national computerized election in the history of the Philippines and it is hoped that this will avoid irregularities seen in previous elections. It is possible that businesses and shopping malls may be without electric power today to ensure that there are no outages at the polling locations.

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