VP race between Binay, Roxas still too close to call — PPCRV
Posted by akosistella on May 14, 2010
MANILA, Philippines — The vice presidential race is still a toss-up between Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay and Sen. Manuel Roxas II because some five million votes from more than 8,000 precincts—the largest of which are in the presumed bailiwicks of Binay and Roxas, have yet to be counted.
As small increments of votes slowly raised the tallies, Binay got 13,429,660 votes (40.77 percent of the votes counted so far), giving him a lead of 776,441 votes over Roxas as of the 5:30 p.m. count on Thursday, by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV). Roxas received 12,643,219 votes (38.38 percent).
The figures represent the consolidated results from 68,601 precincts, or 89.70 percent of the 76,475 precincts nationwide.
Analyst: Vice-presidential race too close to call
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has yet to canvass or transmit results in some provinces known to be bailiwicks of Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.
This has apparently given the Liberal Party vice-presidential bet enough reason to refuse to concede to Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay, who has been leading in Comelec’s canvassing of votes.
But Gemma Bagayaua Mendoza, editor-in-chief of abs-cbnnews.com, believes Roxas has reason to be optimistic.
Via ABS-CBN News