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Philippines’ Ferdinand Marcos Jr. wins presidential election

Marcos Jr. wins Philippines’ presidential elections. Marcos Jr. beats Leni Robredo.

Where: Philippines

The Facts

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., son of the ousted late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, has won the country’s presidential elections as per early results, with over 90% of the vote counted.
Marcos Sr. and his family fled into exile in Hawaii in 1986 during the “People Power Revolution” that ended his autocratic 20-year rule. Marcos Sr. died in exile in 1989.
Marcos Jr. returned to the Philippines in 1991 and has served in the country’s Congress and the Senate since.
Marcos Jr. secured about 30 million votes, more than double the votes received by his political rival and liberal candidate Leni Robredo.
Marcos Jr. stated, “Judge me not by my ancestors, but by my actions… It is [my] promise to be a president for all Filipinos.”

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