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Coin tossing breaks tie in Philippine mayoral race

Thursday, May 16, 2013
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What do you do when two candidates running for mayor in the Philippines get exactly the same number of votes? You get them to toss a coin.

Marvic Feraren and Boyet Py both received 3,236 votes for mayor of San Teodoro town in Mindoro Oriental province in Monday's elections.

The Elections Commissions suggested the two men flip a coin five times each, which is allowed under the country's Election Code to break a tie.

Feraren won Tuesday, but not before a second round of coin flipping.

They tied in the first round too.
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