Romualdez: Return to 2-party system a ‘good suggestion’ | Inquirer News
Close  

Romualdez: Return to 2-party system a ‘good suggestion’

/ 08:02 PM May 04, 2016
martin romualdez

Martin Romualdez INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / ELOISA LOPEZ

Senatorial aspirant and Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez on Wednesday said it would be appropriate for the country to adopt a two-party system to prevent disorder brought by shifting alliances especially during election season.

In an INQLive interview, Romualdez said a return to a two-party system was a “good suggestion,” adding that the current multiparty system can be “a little bit confusing.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“Migration has become a commonplace now. Partisanship is based on personalities. When we have a new president come May 9, I can see a migration of politicians,” he said. “Under a bicameral system a two party system may be more appropriate.”

Romualdez lamented that politicians in the Philippines “form coalitions just to get consensus” and jump ship to the majority party after an election.

FEATURED STORIES

“It’s exciting but as I see it, the party system needs some improvement,” he added.

Romualdez is seeking a Senate seat as an independent candidate, but disclosed he was considered to be in the slate of presidential aspirants Miriam Santiago, Rodrigo Duterte, Jejomar Binay and Grace Poe. TVJ

 

RELATED STORIES

It’s better for PH to return to 2-party system—Romulo

Martin Romualdez: Public Servant, Constitutionalist, Family Man

Martin Romualdez seeks to empower local government units

ADVERTISEMENT

RELATED VIDEO

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

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: Election season, Elections 2016, Leyte Representative, Martin Romualdez, two-party system
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 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.