Local Elections

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Smokie, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

    Townsville, Qld, Australia
    Just had local elections here in the Philippines and are said to be quiet ones this year, this from a local newspaper:

    AT least 75 people have been killed and 26 injured in election-related violence in the Philippines, the military said Monday as the Southeast Asian nation held polls to choose village and district-level officials.

    In the latest incident, gunmen opened fire early Monday on civilians in front of a polling precinct at a village near Tandubas town in the remote southern island of Twai-Tawi, instantly killing three people, a military report said.

    In the southern province of South Cotabato, a woman running for the top village post was found beheaded late Sunday.

    Also on Sunday, armed men believed to have been hired by a local politician engaged an army patrol in a gunbattle near the town of Maguing in southern Lanao del Sur province, the military said.

    Three of the gunmen were killed and several high-powered firearms were confiscated, it said.

    The group was believed to have been hired by a local candidate identified only as Malik "to create havoc" and escort his supporters to polling precincts, the military said.
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    wow, reminds me of the last xp-erience elections.