By Charmaine Ycasas
Second update: February 28, 4:05 p.m.
Despite the high voter’s turnout of 84.64% for this year’s polls, a special election would still be conducted to fill one seat for the second year batch representative at the UP College of Law.
Ryan Malit clinched the position with 82 votes However, fellow candidate Layl Matba only received 70 votes, failing to reach the 50%+1 votes of the 141 second year students. Two representatives are elected per year level.
The special election is tentatively scheduled on the first week of March.
Incumbent Vice President Jose Antonio Rafael “Bam” Santos grabbed the spot of being the newly elected College of Law Local Student Government (LSG) President with 310 votes against his competitor, incumbent External Vice President Jelorie “Jel ” F. Gallego, who had 189 votes.
All candidates ran independently.