A landslide victory. The official result will only be announced later this month, but Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has a massive lead over his rivals.
He will move back into the palace from where his family had to flee, thirty-six years ago, accused of brutality and corruption.
Gretchen Malalad has more, from Manila.
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Angry young voters gathered in Manila on Tuesday to protest Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the former dictator, who clinched a landslide victory this week in one of the most divisive presidential elections in modern Philippine history. https://t.co/o8fjoUqE45
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) May 10, 2022
Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. is celebrating a landslide victory in the Philippines presidential election, an extraordinary comeback for a family once best known for widespread human rights abuses and the plunder of an estimated $10 billion https://t.co/Iwqad30BES pic.twitter.com/hiFGTPQktV
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 10, 2022