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Jun 14, 2017

Congress Continues, But Election Must Have Quorum

Marlon Kuylen

Chuc told the media at a press conference on Monday, that he has received written assurances from delegates that they will abstain from the June twenty-fourth election.  Those representatives are believed to be supporters of the embattled former executive.  According to Kuylen, in order to have a congress, particularly one during which an election is scheduled, there has to be a minimum turnout for the process to be considered valid.


Isani Cayetano

“Talk to us about the fate of this congress, because there is talk that some of the delegates, if I may, will be abstaining from participating in the election come June twenty-fourth.”


Marlon Kuylen, Interim President, F.F.B.

“Under normal circumstances, you need quorum, as with any other meeting, to have the congress.  That will be, since we have twenty it will be eleven persons or eleven delegates; however, if there is not quorum, the statutes call or state that we then postpone it to the following day, same time, same place and whoever shows up shows up and the congress continues.  But, if there’s an election that should take place at the congress we absolutely have to have quorum.  Therefore, if there’s not any quorum for this congress and the election does not happen then I will continue in the position as acting president.”

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