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Mar won’t withdraw poll protest

Presidential candidate the Mar Roxas said he has no plans of withdrawing the election protest he filed against Jejomar Binay following his defeat in the vice presidential race in 2010.

Roxas explained that the case he filed against Binay is beyond the issue of how the former won the election but an issue of the respect to the democratic process.

“This protest is a way of showing respect to all the people who supported and voted for me in the last (2010) elections. All of them are wondering why there were some two million votes for the vice president,” said Roxas.

The worst part, according to Roxas, is that most of the them happened in the Visayas which he said was unlikely because the Visayas is his bailiwick.

“This is the center of our protest and I believe there are steps to solve this legal process,” said Roxas.

It was recalled that Roxas was consistently leading in the vice presidential survey for the 2010 elections. Binay eventually beat Roxas by less than one million votes.

Binay got 14.6 Million votes while Roxas obtained 13.9 million votes.