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​VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Draft charter defines, bans political dynasties

President Rodrigo Duterte approved as a whole July 9 the draft revision of the 1987 Constitution which outlines – and prohibits – political dynasties in the country.

Members of a family who maintain or are “capable of maintaining political control” in a national, regional or local position are barred from running simultaneously or in succeeding elections.

In this fourth of a series of fact sheets on the draft charter, VERA Files highlights the new sections on suffrage and political rights.

— Lucille Sodipe, Daniel Abunales, Maria Feona Imperial, Celine Isabelle Samson, Merinette Retona, Kim Muaña

Editor’s Note:

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.The public is free to use all VERA Files infographics on the Consultative Committee’s draft Federal Constitution with attribution to VERA Files and without modification.

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