Close  

Duterte wants ‘fraud-free’ systems provider for 2022 polls – Palace 

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 12:33 PM August 07, 2019
Duterte wants ‘fraud-free’ systems provider for 2022 polls – Palace 

Vote-counting machine inside a precinct during the May 2019 midterm elections. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants a “fraud-free technology provider” for the 2022 national elections. 

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this Wednesday even as the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that 4 of 5 Filipinos were satisfied with the results of the May 2019 midterm polls.

ADVERTISEMENT

READ: 4 of 5 Filipinos find May 2019 polls ‘believable’ – SWS

Panelo said Malacañang was “pleased” with the survey results.

FEATURED STORIES

“The voice of the sovereign people has spoken. The results of the latest survey confirm the desire of the populace for the continuance of the genuine and meaningful change President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has initiated for our country three years ago,” he said in a statement.

“The survey results should put to rest the doubt cast by the vociferous and partisan minority upon the integrity of the midterm elections, as well as put a halt to their condescending and elitist remarks on the preference of the Filipino majority,” he added.

Allies of Duterte dominated the 2019 midterm elections, in what the President said was a referendum for his three-year-old administration.

READ: Duterte sees results of midterm polls as referendum for admin

In his visit to Japan in May, Duterte told the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to “dispose of” Smartmatic, the provider of the vote-counting machines (VCMs) for the Philippines’ automated elections.

READ: Duterte tells Comelec: Dispose of Smartmatic

Panelo said “the President remains committed to asking the poll body to have a fraud-free technology provider in 2022 as part of the Duterte administration’s lasting electoral reform legacy to the nation.” /kga

ADVERTISEMENT

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2019 polls, Election 2019, Local news, Malacañang, May 2019 elections, Nation, national news, news, Philippine elections, Philippine news updates, Polls, Salvador Panelo, Social Weather Stations, spokesperson, survey, SWS, Votes
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

Sensitive info on drug war safe with me–Leni Robredo

November 19, 2019 04:35 AM

newsinfo

Gasoline prices up, but diesel prices down

November 19, 2019 04:32 AM

newsinfo

Health chief Duque: Dengue cases taper off nationwide

November 19, 2019 04:31 AM

newsinfo

DOJ wraps up probe of Albayalde, 13 others

November 19, 2019 04:30 AM



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.