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Philippines’ Marcos takes lead required to secure presidency

May 9, 2022By Reuters

Ferdinand Marcos Jr of the Philippines has recorded enough votes to win the country’s presidential election, an unofficial tally of the poll body showed on Monday.

Marcos’s huge lead means a comeback by his presidential rivals is not possible, based on Reuters calculations using the poll body’s data.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty)

((neiljerome.morales@thomsonreuters.com; +632 8841 8914;))

This article originally appeared on reuters.com

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