Coin toss de­cides Naga SK poll win­ner

The Philippine Star - - NATION - – Celso Amo

LEGAZPI CITY – A tie in the elec­tion for Sang­gu­ni­ang Ka­bataan (SK) chair­man in Barangay Sta. Cruz in Naga City has been set­tled through a coin toss.

Ray John Saniel, whose votes were tied at 252 with Kian Gomez, was pro­claimed win­ner af­ter the coin toss at the Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions (Com­elec) of­fice at around 9 a.m. yes­ter­day.

“I prayed hard and read­ied my­self for who­ever Lady Luck would choose as win­ner,” Saniel said.

The Com­elec stopped the procla­ma­tion of win­ning SK can­di­dates in the barangay af­ter Gomez proposed a re­count to break the tie.

The Om­nibus Elec­tion Code pro­vides the draw­ing of lots in case of tie of two or more can­di­dates. A tie be­tween two can­di­dates is usu­ally de­cided by a coin toss.

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