Hundreds protest Marcos' election win in Manila
Published on: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
By: Reuters
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MANILA: Demonstrators, mostly students, chanted slogans and waved Philippine national flags in the protest against Marcos, citing election irregularities.

The elections commission, which said the poll was relatively peaceful, is due on Tuesday to rule on petitions seeking to overturn its dismissal of complaints trying to bar Marcos from the presidential race.

Marcos, better known as "Bongbong," trounced bitter rival Leni Robredo to become the first candidate in recent history to win a Philippines presidential election majority, marking a stunning comeback by the son and namesake of an ousted dictator that has been decades in the making.

The 64-year-old's runaway victory in Monday's (May 9) election now looks certain with 96 per cent of the eligible ballots counted in an unofficial tally, showing he has more than 30 million votes, double that of Robredo.


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