Marcos scion wins landslide victory

Sky on fire: Marcos supporters watching a fireworks display during the final campaign rally before the 2022 national elections, in Paranaque City, Metro Manila. — Reuters

THE son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos cemented a landslide presidential election victory, as Filipinos bet on a familiar dynasty to ease rampant poverty – dismissing warnings the tarnished clan will deepen corruption and weaken democracy.

With an initial count almost complete, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr had secured over 50% of the vote and more than double the tally of his nearest rival, liberal Leni Robredo.

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