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Eight party-lists assured of seats

Of the 181 party-list groups that ran in the May 13 elections, at least eight were able to get at least 2 percent of the total number of votes cast for the system to entitle them to one seat in the House of Representatives.

Based on partial and unofficial results from Commission on Elections data and with 96.79 percent of the election returns transmitted, ACT-CIS took the lead with 2,584,037 votes or 9.48 percent.

This means the party-list group, which has veteran broadcaster Erwin Tulfo as the first nominee, will have three seats in Congress.

Militant party-list group Bayan Muna came in second with 1,097,511 votes or 4.03 percent, which is good enough for two seats.

The other party-list groups that met the minimum requirement of 2 percent for one seat are Ako Bicol (3.83 percent), Cibac (3.36 percent), Ang Probinsyano (2.77 percent), 1Pacman (2.58 percent), Marino (2.43 percent), and Probinsyano Ako (2.28 percent).

Using Comelec’s algorithm, all the party-list groups that got at least 2 percent of the votes also stand to get a second seat.

The rest of the 59 seats will be distributed to the other party-list groups based on the votes they garnered.

Topics: May 13 elections , House of Representatives , Commission on Election , ACT-CIS
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