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Filipinos Are Voting to Elect New President

Voting is under way in the Philippines, with millions queuing across the islands to choose their new president.

The man tipped to win and become the new president is Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son of the nation’s former dictator.

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Polls suggest he may see a landslide victory, meaning the Marcos clan ousted by a people’s revolt 36 years ago could reclaim power.

His main rival is Leni Robredo, a liberal who narrowly beat Mr. Marcos in the 2016 vice-presidential race.

But polls this campaign have consistently shown the Marcos heir ahead with a commanding 30-percentage-point lead.

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