Coin Toss Settles Rare Philippine Election Tie

Philippine election officials have settled a rare tie in a mayoral race by tossing a coin.

By Associated Press, Wire Service Content?May 17, 2019
By Associated Press, Wire Service Content?May 17, 2019, at 9:13 a.m.
U.S. News & World Report

Coin Toss Settles Rare Philippine Election Tie

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine election officials have settled a rare tie in a mayoral race by tossing a coin.

They proclaimed Sue Cudilla the new mayor of the town of Araceli in western Palawan province after she won a best-of-three coin flip by picking tails.

Both Cudilla, a former mayor, and her rival, incumbent Noel Beronio, received 3,495 votes in Monday's local election. Both agreed to the classic tie-breaker, which officials say is acceptable although local rules specify the drawing of lots.

Elections Commissioner Luie Tito Guia says a coin toss also settled another freak mayoral tie in 2016.

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