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Power of the Comelec

Press Releases
11 February 2010

THE CONDUCT of polls is supervised by the Commission on Elections, an independent body created in 1940 by an amendment to the 1935 Constitution.The current Constitution has given the Comelec jurisdiction over electoral contests and the power to deputize, with the president's concurrence, law enforcement agencies, including the Armed Forces of the Philippines, to ensure peaceful and honest elections.