Ferdinand Marcos Jr wins landslide election victory in the Philippines

France24 says Ferdinand Marcos Jr, whose dictator father and namesake plundered and brutalised the Philippines for decades, on Tuesday won a historic election victory.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr wins landslide election victory in the Philippines

France24 says Ferdinand Marcos Jr, whose dictator father and namesake plundered and brutalised the Philippines for decades, on Tuesday won a historic election victory, capping his clan’s journey from pariahs to the presidential palace.

Marcos Jr, known by his nickname “Bongbong”, won in a landslide, following relentless whitewashing of the family’s past and leveraging of powerful alliances with rival families that control swathes of the poverty-plagued country. 

In the 36 years since a popular uprising toppled the patriarch and chased the family into US exile, the Marcoses have been rebuilding their political fortunes. 

Despite his own father’s concerns about his “carefree and lazy” nature, Marcos Jr, 64, made it the furthest. 

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