UST Comelec to hold special elections to fill vacant CSC posts

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SPECIAL elections for vacant posts in the Central Student Council (CSC) will be held on Nov. 20, the UST Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced on Tuesday.

In a memorandum posted on its Facebook page, Comelec said the special polls would fill four out of six positions in the CSC that were vacated last Sept. 14 after Steven Grecia, Gabriela Sepulchre, Davesion Nieto and Richard Javier resigned as president, vice president, treasurer and auditor, respectively.

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“The rules that shall be followed in the special elections, which will fill in the vacancy in the CSC Executive Board, shall be governed by the provisions in the CSC Constitution and a resolution that shall be released by the CSC,” the memorandum read.

The four Lakas Tomasino Coalition bets resigned less than a month after being proclaimed as winners next to “Abstain” on orders of the Central Judiciary Board.

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The judiciary board last July 24 nullified Comelec’s May 10 resolution that declared the positions president, vice president, treasurer and auditor vacant because of overwhelming abstentions.

The CSC’s judicial arm ruled that the Comelec should not have included “abstain” along with the names of the candidates in the ballots used during the elections, as it violated Article 10, Section 5 of the UST Students’ Election Code of 2011.

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