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Voter turnout for BOL plebiscite exceeds 85% – Jimenez

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 12:11 AM January 24, 2019
Comelect receives COC from Cotabato City

The Commission on Elections receives the certificate of canvass from Cotabato City from acting election officer for Cotobato City Rommel Rama (extreme right) and Leylann Generoso Manuel on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Photo by FAYE ORELLANA / INQUIRER.net)

MANILA, Philippines — The voter turnout last Monday for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite exceeded 85 percent, Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez announced on Wednesday.

“Voter turnout in the #BangsamoroPlebiscite exceeds 85% #Bangsamoro,” Jimenez wrote in a Twitter post.

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Meanwhile, Comelec will finally continue the canvassing of votes for the BOL plebiscite on Thursday, having received the first certificate of canvass coming from Cotabato City on Wednesday afternoon.

The canvassing was deferred twice at the Comelec headquarters in Intramuros, Manila, because the National Board of Canvassers received no certificates of canvass from Mindanao.

Earlier, Jimenez claimed that the voter turnout may exceed 75 percent.

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