Melo’s nightmare: No-election scenario

He says bid losers may sue to stop 2010 polls.

MANILA, Philippines—Past blunders are giving Jose Melo, chair of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), nightmares that the current attempt to computerize balloting next year might lead to a no-election (No-el) scenario.

Melo said losing bidders or partisan groups who wanted to stop the elections could use as template the 2003 procurement anomaly case against the Comelec that torpedoed its plan to automate polling the following year.

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