SORSOGON CITY (18-April-2012) — A Catholic bishop favors the revival of a two-party system in time for the midterm 2013 election.
Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said a two-party system is better so that the country’s elections will no longer be personality-based.
Such system, he said, has more advantage because the people will clearly know each party’s platform of government.
“I would prefer two-party system because you know, too many political parties is confusing. Some people are creating so many parties but then again all of them are the same,” Bastes said.
The prelate also wants the renewal of the system of two parties dominating the political system – the Liberal Party (LP) and the Nacionalista Party (NP).
“If there are many political parties, we don’t know what the truth about their platforms of government is,” Bastes said.
The bishop was reacting to the formation of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA, a coalition of Vice President Jejomar Binay’s PDP-Laban and former President Joseph Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino.
Observers view the merging of two major political parties as a threat to the chances of the administration candidates in the upcoming elections. [CBCPNews]
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