2014 (Political Law) Bar Exam Questions: Question 5

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Greenpeas is an ideology-based political party fighting for environmental causes. It decided to participate under the party-list system. When the election results came in, it only obtained 1.99 percent of the votes cast under the party-list system. Bluebean, a political observer, claimed that Greenpeas is not entitled to any seat since it failed to obtain at least 2% of the votes. Moreover, since it does not represent any of the marginalized and underrepresented sectors of society, Greenpeas is not entitled to participate under the party-list system. How valid are the observations of Bluebean? (4%)


  1. The observations of Bluebean are valid since the constitution states that a political party list needs to obtain 2% of the votes cast under the party list system for it to be entitled a seat in the House of Representatives. Moreover, for a party list to be qualified, it should represent the marginalized or underrepresented sector of the society which Greenpeas failed to meet. Hence, Bluebeen’s observations are valid.

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