The final list of 2022 candidates for the national elections will not be released by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) because some nuisance candidates must be dealt with.

“The list of official candidates will not be released tomorrow as there are still a number of unresolved nuisance cases,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said to reporters.

“The process of finalizing the list will also take “at least two more weeks,” Jimenez added.

Last month, the polling body revealed the tentative list of aspirants for next year’s national elections. However, the numbers have been further decreased due to withdrawals and rejected submissions.

The recent aspirants who filed their withdrawals were Sen. Bong Go for President and President Rodrigo Duterte for senator. Ronald Espartinez