'Anti-dynasty law could stop President's kin from running'

Posted at Nov 09 2012 02:02 PM | Updated as of Nov 09 2012 10:02 PM

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MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Sergio Osmeña III on Friday said a law against political dynasties could bar a relative of the President from running for any electoral post.

Osmeña said a political dynasty is when two or more members of the same family hold political positions.

However, there should be the element of power or influence such that one family member can substantially control or substantially influence the outcome of elections in favor of his or her relative.

Using this definition, Osmena said a senator whose relative is running for a lower government office is not considered a political dynasty, while a President with a relative running for Senator is considered one. [email protected], November 9, 2012.