The president of the Board of Directors of the Electoral Service (Servel), Andres Tagle, addressed the campaign for the election of the Constitutional Council, which will be held on Sunday, May 7. In this regard, he stated that “things are much calmer” regarding the plebiscite of September 4, 2022, where the public rejected the proposal for a new Magna Carta.
“The spirits are not as heated as they were for the previous plebiscite, things are much calmer. Now I think it will increase from April 7, because the strip (on television) starts and on the other hand, the road public and people realize that there is more campaign,” said Tagle in conversation with emol.
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“So far we are doing the campaign on radio and television saying that there is a choice,” he added.
Regarding the dissemination of the elections, the president of Servel pointed out that “we have partly assumed that responsibility, we have a campaign on television, on the radio, the radio stations are obliged by law to give us free spots.”
“Basically remembering that there are elections on May 7, saying what is voted for, stressing that it is mandatory. This is going to change a bit as of April 15 when it is already known who are vocal and voters in general can see their premises and polling station,” he continued.
Asked who the role of reporting falls on, he explained that “the law does not have an obligation for the Government, not even for the Servel, although we have always assumed it. We are spending a budget of one billion pesos on this matter, which is all that has been given to us as a budget”.
Let us remember that the election of the Constitutional Council will be held on Sunday, May 7 and will be mandatory.