VERA FILES FACT CHECK: In latest draft charter, transition president and vice president to be elected

The draft federal charter submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte July 9 automatically makes him chair of the transitory government.

The July 12 version adopted by the Consultative Committee mandates instead the incumbent president to call for an election for the transition president and vice president.

VERA Files compares the transitory provisions of the two draft versions in this seventh of a series of fact sheets.

-- Lucille Sodipe, Daniel Abunales, Jake Soriano, Maria Feona Imperial, Merinette Retona, Kim Muaña

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