US-Based Mission Has Good and Bad Aspects on Polls
REPORTS that a delegation of the US-based National Democratic Institute for International Affairs is coming over to observe the May 10 elections may be good news if only to help ensure clean and credible electoral process.
The bad news is the impression it could create.
In the first place, the fact that the coming election has called its attention at once provokes quizzical eyebrows considering that the NDI conducts missions for the purpose of assessing prospects for democratic development in countries it visits.During the last decades it sent such missions to troubled countries in Central and South America, Central Europe and Asia .Malacanang reported that the NDI …
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