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Philippines’ poll body dismisses disqualification case against Marcos Jr

April 20, 2022By Reuters

Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was allowed to continue his presidential run after the nation’s poll body on Wednesday dismissed a disqualification petition against the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator.

The Commission on Elections ruled that a disqualification case based on Marcos Jr.’s failure to file income tax returns lacked merit. Several complaints earlier dismissed by poll body are now under appeal.

Marcos Jr. has held a persistent lead in election surveys ahead of the May 9 poll.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor)

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

This article originally appeared on reuters.com

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