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Philippines Election Results: Demonstrations have started in the Philippines after Marcos Jr., son of former dictator ruler Ferdinand Marcos, was elected president.
Elections held in the Philippines (Philippines Election) results have been revealed. Marcos Jr., son of the country’s former dictator ruler Ferdinand Marcos, will be the new President of the country and Sarah, the daughter of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, will be the new Vice President of the country. Philippines (PhilippinesSome human rights activists have expressed concern about the beginning of this new six-year term. After the elections held on Monday, more than 96 percent votes have gone to his account in the overnight counting of votes. Marcos Jr.’s nearest rival, Vice President Lenny Robredo, who is considered an advocate of human rights and reforms, has got 1.45 million votes.
The election of Marcos to millions of people in the Philippines is no less than a major setback. During the tenure of President Duterte, people have had to deal with human rights abuses. They believe that after the return of the dictator’s son to power, the situation will remain the same. It is worth noting here that Duterte’s daughter Sarah has also won this election. At the same time, demonstrations have started in the Philippines after Marcos was elected president. Around 400 people protested outside the Election Commission on Tuesday, citing electoral irregularities. Most of the protesters were students.
Who is Ferdinand Marcos Jr.?
The 64-year-old Marcos, a former provincial governor, congressman and senator, has been able to bring the presidency into his family, 36 years after his father seized power in the aftermath of the People Power rebellion. His mother, Imelda Marcos, tried twice unsuccessfully to regain the presidency after returning to the Philippines with her children from exile in the US. Her husband died in 1989. Marcos Jr. has preserved his father’s legacy and has not admitted to persecution under his dictatorship. Unlike his father, Marcos has stayed away from controversy. During his election campaign, he spoke of national unity.
Who is Sarah Duterte?
Sara (43) is the current mayor of Davao City. This was his seat before his father became the President in 2016. The party of Sarah, a reserve officer and lawyer in the Philippines army, wanted her to succeed her father, but decided to run for the vice presidential election. Sarah Duterte is the mother of three children and she is the longtime mayor of the city of Davao. His father started his political career from this city. He had also taken coercive action against people using illegal drugs here.
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