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Marcos Jr. faces calls to ensure democracy


Nepalnews
AP
2022 May 11, 13:29, Manila
In this photo provided by the Office of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. visits the tomb of his father at the National Heroes Cemetery in Metro Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday May 10, 2022. Marcos, the namesake son of longtime dictator Ferdinand Marcos, apparent landslide victory in the Philippine presidential election is raising immediate concerns about a further erosion of democracy in Asia and could complicate American efforts to blunt growing Chinese influence and power in the Pacific. (Photo credit: AP)

After most of his key rivals conceded defeat, presumptive Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted dictator, faced early calls Wednesday to ensure respect for human rights, the rule of law and democracy.

Marcos Jr. garnered more than 31 million votes in an unofficial vote count from Monday’s polls in what’s projected to be one of the strongest mandates for a Philippine president in decades. His vice-presidential running mate, Sara Duterte, appeared to have also won by a landslide.

The separately elected president and vice president will take office on June 30 after the results are confirmed by Congress. With a single, six-year term, they are poised to lead a Southeast Asian nation in a dire need of economic recovery following two years of COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdowns. They’ll also inherit huge expectations for a way out of crushing poverty, gaping inequalities, ending Muslim and communist insurgencies and political divisions, which were only inflamed by the turbulent presidencies of their fathers.


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