President Gloria Arroyo gave an assurance on Thursday that the 2010 elections would push through.
She cited the merger of administration political parties Lakas-CMD and Kampi as “tangible proof” that there was no stopping the polls next year. Apparently, President Arroyo was pointing to the readiness this early of the new party to fight it out with opposition groups.
Speaking before the members of the merger—Lakas-Kampi Christian-Muslim Democrats, or Lakas-Kampi CMD—the President served warning that the union of the two administration parties would dominate the May 2010 elections. Kampi, or Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino, was the party she founded when she was still Vice President in 1998.