Retired Supreme Court (SC) Justice and SC sub-committee chair on structure of federal government, Justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura, proposed to elect the president and vice president in tandem.
In a press briefing Thursday, Nachura explained that “a vote for the president is also a vote for the vice presidential candidate.” This means, the president and the vice president should be from a single party.
Nachura said one of the considerations behind the proposal is the current situation where the vice president is from the opposition.
The proposal also includes mandatory appointment of the vice president to the Cabinet.
“Surely the members of the committee thought about it when they decided to make it mandatory on the president to appoint the vice president to a Cabinet position,” Nachura explained.
While the Consultative Committee (ConCom) has already agreed in principle on the proposal, they have to officially vote on it when their en banc session resumes on Monday. — Roderic Mendoza | UNTV News & Rescue
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