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Political musical chairs in
2013 elections denied

BY CARLA GOMEZ

Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr. yesterday denied that they discussed the United Negros Alliance political line up for 2013 and the swapping of posts with Ambassador Eduardo Cojuangco, UNA founder, during a visit with him in Manila last week.

They said it was a purely social visit.

The governor said he, Alvarez and his son Rep. Alfredo Marañon III (Neg. Occ., 2nd District) just went to see the ambassador to say hello and visit.

Alvarez and Marañon Jr. denied rumors that the governor will run for congressman of the second district, while his son Rep. Alfredo Marañon III who is on his third term will run for vice governor.

They also denied that Alvarez will go for the governorship.

The governor said he has no intention of running for congressman because he does not want to live in Manila.

Asked if he will run for governor in 2013, he said “We will see, we will get the pulse of the people if they still want me to run, The voice of the people is the voice of God.”

He also said his son did not want to run for vice governor. Asked who their likely congressional candidate would be for the second district, the governor told the media to ask his son, Rep. Marañon.

Alvarez, on the other hand, said if the governor opts to run for re-election he will stay as his vice governor.

But if the governor chooses not to seek reelection, he is willing to run for governor if chosen by UNA, he