Fraud and violence mark Philippine mid-term elections

By Bagani Dong-Ilay

The mid-term elections held in the Philippines on 14 May 2007 was marred by massive fraud and violence. The conspicuous presence of international observers did not deter Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her political allies from using government resources and other foul means to secure electoral victory for pro-administration candidates, especially in the House of Representatives. In fact, some of the international observers were even harassed and intimidated by security forces of the Arroyo regime.

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