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Unformatted text preview: m. 1. Political party – organized group of citizens advocating ideology or platform, principles and policies for the general conduct of government and which, as the most immediate means of securing their adoption, regularly 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. nominates and supports certain of its leaders and members as candidate in public office (Bayan Muna v. COMELEC, G.R. No. 147612, June 28, 2001) National party – its constituency is spread over the geographical territory of at least a majority of regions Regional party – its constituency is spread over the geographical territory of at least a majority of the cities and provinces comprising the region Sectoral party – organized group of citizens belonging to any of the following sectors: labor, peasant, fisherfolk, urban poor, indigenous, cultural communities, elderly, handicapped, women, youth, veterans, overseas workers and professionals, whose principal advocacy pertains to the special interest and concerns of their sectors. Sectoral Organization – refers to a group of citizens who share similar physical attributes or characteristics, employment, interest or concerns. Coalition – refers to an aggregation of duly registered national, regional, sectoral parties or organizations for political and/or election purposes. Q: If one were to analyze the Constitutional and statutory examples of qualified parties, it should be evident that they represent what classes? A: Broad
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Capped Specifically Defined Groups Carpenters, security guards, microchip factory workers, barbers, tricycle drivers Informal settlers, the jobless, persons displaced by domestic wars Working women, battered women, victims of slavery Deaf and dumb, the blind, people on wheelchairs (Separate Opinion of Justice Abad, Ang Ladlad LGBT Party v. COMELEC, G.R. ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR...
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