16/05/2013: Malacanang hopeful Comelec can address slow count
Malacanang expressed hope on Thursday the Commission on Elections (Comelec) would be able to address concerns regarding the proclamation of winners in the May 2013 midterm elections “as soon as possible.”
In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said he expects Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes to proclaim the winners tonight.
“We certainly hope…that the concerns can be resolved by the Comelec as soon as possible. And also the lag in transmission came in only after the first 48 hours so we certainly hope that the issues, the transmission lag, would be solved the soonest,” Lacierda said.
“What we are concerned with certainly is that there will be no issue on the credibility of the elections,” he added.
“This is just a lag of transmission. The Comelec has already explained the process, has already explained the ways they will be able to ensure that the votes will be properly counted,” Lacierda said.