The discussions involved updates on the drafting and filing of the Bangsamoro Electoral Code, the coordination between COMELEC Manila and the Bangsamoro Electoral Office (BEO), and key electoral reforms that need to be included in the Code such as issues on re-districting, anti-political dynasty provisions, qualifications for regional political parties, process of nomination for reserved seats, and clustering of votes, among others.
Christian Esguerra sat down with key figures in the BARMM on the challenges of building strong political parties ahead of the first-ever elections in the region in this episode of “Facts First” presented by IAG in partnership with Westminster Foundation for Democracy with support from the Government of United Kingdom.
How the expansion areas would be able to participate and be represented in the Bangsamoro parliament is central in the discussion.
With or without the extension of the transition period for the BARMM, IAG urged partners not to waver in the advocacy for democratic, accountable and inclusive political institutions, rule of law and human rights.
IAG's Political Party Building program in partnership with Westminster Foundation for Democracy aims to enhance the understanding and skills of civil society and political leaders on political party work thereby broadening their options in regard to becoming proactively engaged in the Bangsamoro governance.