LENTE conducts consultation in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA  —The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE Philippines) conducted a consultation today (November 23, 2019) on the drafting of the Bangsamoro Electoral Code at the Sauras Hall, Ateneo de Zamboanga in Zamboanga City. Participants included The Asia Foundation Zamboanga, IBP ZAMBASULTA Chapter, CSOs such as the Citizens’ Coalition for ARMM Electoral Reform and Noorus Salam Tawi-Tawi, LENTE Chapters, and COMELEC.

Atty. Carlo Africa, LENTE’s Consultant for BARMM Electoral Code, facilitated the discussion and asked the participants three questions: (1) What do you like about ARMM Elections? (2) What don’t you like about ARMM Elections and its possible solutions? (3) What do you want to see in BARMM Elections? Participants shared they hoped to see the strengthening of political parties, improved qualifications for running candidates, and the inclusion of an anti-dynasty provision in the Bangsamoro Electoral Code.

Other than the FGDs, LENTE also conducted consultations with the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, Election Lawyers, Experts and Election Practitioners in order to further discuss the results of the FGDs and the contentious issues encountered in the drafting process of the Bangsamoro Electoral Code.

You may read the documentation of the FGD by clicking on this link. To obtain a copy of the full documentation of all FGDs and the consolidated results, please contact lente.philippines@gmail.com.

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