Marcos Jr proclaimed next Philippine president

26 May 2022
2022-05-26 15:36

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was proclaimed the next president of the Philippines by a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. The Senate and House of Representatives also declared that his separately elected vice presidential running mate, Sara Duterte, the daughter of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, had won by a wide margin.They will lead a nation battered by COVID-19 lockdowns, crushing poverty, gaping inequality, as well as crime and political divisions further inflamed by the May 9 election.

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