Landslide election win for Ferdinand Marcos Jr




Global Report

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the late dictator, won a landslide presidential election victory, signalling an extraordinary rehabilitation for one of the country’s most notorious political families. With more than 90% of an initial count concluded by Tuesday, Marcos Jr had almost 30m votes, more than double the tally of his closest rival, the current vice-president, Leni Robredo, a former human rights lawyer. Marcos Jr, 64, ran with the slogan “Together we shall rise again”, invoking nostalgia for his father’s authoritarian regime.