PODCAST: Georgina Hernandez on the cliffhanger VP race
MANILA, Philippines – Next week, starting May 25, Congress will convene to officially canvass the votes for president and vice president.
Congresswoman Leni Robredo is leading the vice-presidential contest by more than 200,000 votes, a slim margin, but her rival, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr continues to question the results.
In this interview with Rappler editor at large Marites Vitug, Robredo’s spokesperson, Georgina Hernandez, explains the basis of their claim that the lead of Robredo is “irreversible”, citing official numbers from the Commission on Elections.
The remaining votes that have yet to be counted, she says, will be coming from 3 municipalities and detainees from various parts of the country.
Hernandez says there is no way the official canvass can be blocked.
Meantime, Hernandez points out that Robredo and the incoming president, Rodrigo Duterte, have not yet met to talk about any Cabinet post as the leading vice-presidential candidate is focused on monitoring the count.
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