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Fair election in Mindanao 'unlikely'
Vote buying and violence have categorised previous attemptsMuslim Filipino women cast their votes during the recent elections
- Rick Flores, Davao City
- February 24, 2011
âFirst, we need to know how people perceive elections,âÂ said Father Teresito Soganub, vicar general of the Prelature of Saint Mary, Â adding that past elections witnessed massive vote-buying and violence despite efforts by Church and civic groups to ensure clean polls.
Supporting proposals to postpone polls slated for this year until 2013 the priest said, âLocal people should clearly define the meaning of elections in their region.â
It is important so that people will understand how democracy works, he said.