Sunday, May 20, 2007

Philippine Election

BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Coin toss decides Philippine poll

Nationwide, Monday's local polls were marred by violence. In total, about 87,000 candidates were contesting nearly 18,000 positions. Police said that dozens of people died over the three-month election period and at least three people were killed on polling day itself. Observers in some areas spoke of voter intimidation and electoral fraud.

So this is what happened in the election in the Philippines, yet the BBC headline is "Coin Toss Decides Philippine Poll", a cute little story about how a local election that was tied had the result decided by a coin toss. How quaint.

Oh yeah and there were instances of voter intimidation, electoral fraud, three people were killed on the day and dozens in the last three months.

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