Aquino ally wins special polls, to replace late Rep. Arroyo
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – An ally of President Benigno Aquino III was proclaimed on Sunday morning as new congressman of the 5th district, replacing the late Rep. Ignacio Arroyo Jr.
Binalbagan Mayor Alejandro Mirasol of the Liberal Party defeated his nephew, Board Member Emilio Yulo III of the Nacionalista Party in the special elections on Saturday by 13,103 votes.
Mirasol got 81,982 votes against Yulo who garnered 68,879 votes.
Mirasol was proclaimed at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday and would take over the district left vacant with the death of Arroyo in January starting Monday
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