Cotabato City--Describing the present electoral system as “very divisive” to the point that “families are splitting up,” Mohagher Iqbal, chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), the body tasked by the government and MILF to draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law, said the new electoral system mulled for the future Bangsamoro must address these concerns.
“We will decide that in the BTC,” Iqbal told MindaNews in a text message.
The Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) signed on October 15, 2012, provides for the creation of a new autonomous political entity called the Bangsamoro, to replace the 23-year old Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao by June 30, 2016.
The FAB provides that the government of the Bangsamoro shall have a ministerial form and that they would “entrench an electoral system suitable to a ministerial form of government.”
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