Success of RP elections could herald automated polls in Asia
Posted by akosistella on March 11, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—An international electoral watchdog is coming over to witness the country's first automated elections, and said the success of the polls could herald the coming of automated elections in other parts of Asia.
But on the other hand, the failure of the polls could erode the people’s confidence in the country’s election institution, according to the Asian Network for Free Elections (Anfrel).
Anfrel remains concerned about a repeat of the vote buying and voter intimidation that marred the 2008 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao elections, which it had observed, and said the country should learn from that experience.
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