President Duterte names Commissioner Abas as new Comelec chief

President Rodrigo Duterte has named Commissioner Sheriff Abas as the new chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Abas replaces former poll chief Andres Bautista, who resigned from his post last month amid allegations of unexplained wealth.

Abas, appointed November 22, will have a term expiring February 2, 2022.