PET sets aside 50-percent shading threshold for VP recount | Philstar.com

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PET sets aside 50-percent shading threshold for VP recount
Kristine Joy Patag (philstar.com) – September 26, 2018 – 9:41am

MANILA, Philippines — The Presidential Electoral Tribunal has partially granted Vice President Leni Robredo’s plea to set aside its earlier resolution to use a 50-perecent threshold in determining the validity of votes in an ongoing electoral recount.

In a 20-page resolution, the PET said: “After assiduously going through the parties’ comments and arguments, the Court herein resolves to partially grant the Subject Motion insofar as setting aside the use of fifty percent (50%) threshold in the revision proceedings is concerned.”

The tribunal has also stated that the “for the purposes of the 2016 elections, the fifty percent shading threshold was no longer applied.”

Robredo asked for the “immediate imposition of a 25-percent threshold by the Head Revisors” in the ongoing recount. She argued that this was the threshhold used by the COMELEC in the 2016 national elections.

This is a developing story.

Published in Headlines  Philstar.com

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