Initial Philippine poll results due at 1300 GMT

MANILA Mon May 10, 2010 5:44pm IST

Voters wait in line during election day at a polling precinct in Manila May 10, 2010. The Philippines' elections agency will release partial and unofficial tallies of votes for president and other national and local positions at 9 p.m. on Monday, the head of the poll body said. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Voters wait in line during election day at a polling precinct in Manila May 10, 2010. The Philippines' elections agency will release partial and unofficial tallies of votes for president and other national and local positions at 9 p.m. on Monday, the head of the poll body said.

Credit: Reuters/Cheryl Ravelo

Related Topics

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' elections agency will release partial and unofficial tallies of votes for president and other national and local positions at 9 p.m. on Monday, the head of the poll body said.

Balloting in more than 76,300 polling precincts nationwide closed at 7 p.m., with election watchdogs and analysts predicting a lower-than-expected turnout due to some technical problems with a new automated voting system and long queues discouraging voters.

"We'll come out with the first consolidated results of the elections from top to bottom," Jose Melo, a retired Supreme Court justice and chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), told a news conference.

Melo said they expected results from the machines to be transmitted 20 minutes after the close of polling precincts at 7 p.m.

"It's a success," he said, adding the number of violent incidents had gone down to 70 compared to 180 incidents in the 2007 election period.

(Reporting by Manny Mogato; Editing by John Mair and Sanjeev Miglani)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

TALIBAN ATTACKS

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong protests approach potential National Day flashpoint.  Full Article 

Seeking Reassurance

Seeking Reassurance

Amid differences, Israel's Netanyahu to seek reassurances from Obama on Iran.  Full Article 

Ebola in U.S.

Ebola in U.S.

Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S  Full Article 

Fighting IS

Fighting IS

Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq - PM.  Full Article 

Frustrated PM

Frustrated PM

Turkey, frustrated with West, clings to fading vision for the Middle East.  Full Article 

Indonesia Politics

Indonesia Politics

President manages hopes as hostile parliament convenes  Full Article 

Security Breach

Security Breach

U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach  Full Article 

Palestinian Occupation

Palestinian Occupation

Jewish settlers occupy Palestinian homes in Old City's shadow  Full Article 

Ebola Chronology

Ebola Chronology

Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage