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Filing of petitions for dominant majority, minority parties set until April 10

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PHILSTAR/KRIZ JOHN ROSALES

POLITICAL PARTIES have until April 10 to file a petition before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the determination of the dominant majority and dominant minority parties for the May midterm elections.

Comelec on Wednesday announced that, “Political parties may now file a petition for accreditation for the determination of the dominant majority party, the dominant minority party, the ten major national parties, and two major local parties in connection with the upcoming 2019 National and Local Elections.”

In the 2016 elections, the Liberal Party (LP) was hailed as the dominant majority party while the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) was the dominant minority party.

Both parties held the same positions during the midterm elections in 2013.

Petitions that are verified will have to be filed with the Comelec through the Clerk of the Commission, pursuant to Resolution No. 10514, on or before April 10. — Gillian M. Cortez

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