After dust settles, son of late Philippine dictator emerges as presidential frontrunner

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By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) – The son of late Philippines strongman Ferdinand Marcos has emerged as the person to beat in the 2022 presidential race, after President Rodrigo Duterte’s popular daughter decided not to contest the country’s top job. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. likely benefited the most from Davao city mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s move to run for vice president, against the wishes of her supporters, despite leading polls for preferred presidential contenders all throughout the year. “Without the popular Duterte-Carpio in the presidential race, Marcos is frontrunner, with 60% odds of vi…

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