PODCAST: Most senior poll exec on challenges facing Comelec

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PODCAST: Most senior poll exec on challenges facing Comelec
Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim discusses a wide range of issues, including the petitions against Rodrigo Duterte and Grace Poe

MANILA, Philippines – From cases against presidential candidates to issues surrounding vote-counting machines, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to face a wide range of problems in 2016.

The most senior member of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), Commissioner Christian Lim, sits down with Rappler’s Paterno Esmaquel on Friday, December 18, to discuss these challenges.

Lim, for one, talks about the petitions before the Comelec to bar Senator Grace Poe and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte from running for president.

Lim is the presiding commissioner of the Comelec First Division, which is handling cases involving both candidates.

In his interview with Rappler, the Comelec commissioner also gives us a peek into other parts of his life.

A lawyer for more than a decade, Lim says he once belonged to the Bantay Balota (Ballot Watch) group for then presidential candidate Benigno Aquino III and his running mate, Manuel Roxas II.

Despite his previous affiliation with Aquino and Roxas, Lim vows impartiality and says his record speaks for itself. 

Listen to our full interview with Lim in this Rappler podcast. – Rappler.com

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