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Enough time to elect new Senate head, says Enrile

Posted by akosistella on March 24, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—Outgoing Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said he would ask the senators to elect a leader of the chamber who could act as interim president of the republic should the May automated elections fail.

Enrile, who is running for reelection, on Monday said he would initiate the move after the May 10 elections because it would only be then that the country would know if the balloting had failed.

He was reacting to a proposal made by Sen. Edgardo Angara for all 23 senators to elect a new Senate president before May 10 because of the possibility of a power vacuum in which no newly elected president is proclaimed by June 30 as a result of a failure of elections.

Click Inquirer.net

EARLIER:

Exclude Villar, Aquino, Legarda in choice of new Senate leader, senators urged

MANILA, Philippines—Senators running for president and vice president in the May elections should not be included in the selection of the new Senate President, which is being proposed in case of failure of elections.

Under his draft bill, Senator Rodolfo Biazon also said that Congress will elect the Senate leader. But he said that Senators Manuel Villar, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Loren Legarda should not be among the choices for the leader of the chamber.

Senator Edgardo Angara called for the election of a new Senate President, who could act as interim President should the May 10 polls fail.

Click INQUIRER.net.

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