Philippines elections 2022: Ferdinand Marcos Jr emerged winner

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. won a landslide victory in the Philippines presidential election, according to unofficial results, bringing his family back to power in Manila 36 years after his dictator father fled the country.

With 96.7% of the election returns counted, the former senator won 30.7 million votes, or 58.8% of the total votes cast for president.

His closest rival, Vice President Leni Robredo, got 14.6 million votes, or 28%. Despite the wide margins, Marcos Jr.

avoided claiming victory on Monday night even as his supporters celebrated early Tuesday in front of his campaign headquarters.

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