"What this Country needs is not a change OF men but a change IN men" March 1980

Monday, March 03, 2008

Snap Polls not in Constitution

Sen. Richard Gordon said snap elections are not allowed under the 1987 Constitution.

“Even if the Constitution is amended now to allow snap elections, it could not be immediately applied to the [Arroyo] administration. A law is prospective, never retroactive, or it becomes an ex post facto law,” he argued.

Gordon said even if snap elections are called, the winner would serve only the unfinished term of the incumbent, not the full six-year term.

GMA keeps to her schedule
despite heckling incident
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
The Manila Times