(Excerpt) Hillary Clinton has revived her campaign for the US presidency with projected primary election wins in three states.US media say she has taken the Democratic primary polls in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island. The results of caucus meetings in Texas are not yet known.Rival Democrat Barack Obama took the primary in the state of Vermont. BBC News Full Story
This is indeed great news for the Clinton campaign after several set backs. I really wish she wins the Democratic nominations and become the United States President.
During election time in the Philippines I always hear people from all sides of the political spectrum and those “know-it-all” columnists, bloggers and pseudo experts that the Philippines conducts the slowest elections. These people also say that we need to modernize the elections.
Why is elections slow in the country besides the fact that it is manually counted? Its due to the fact that during synchronized national and local elections, people vote for a number of positions. For example during a presidential and local government elections in my city I would have to vote for the following: (the list is longer for those voting in provinces)
President (1) Vice-President (1)
Party List (1)
City Counselors (8)
To make elections faster in the Philippines there are only two options, modernize/computerize the election process or shift into a parliamentary political system to elect just an MP for the national parliament.
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