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Pacquiao adds punch to Duterte's party as new leader

Philippine boxing icon's new role stirs talk of presidential run

Manny Pacquiao enters the ring for a fight in July 2019: The Filipino boxer-turned-politician has become the head of President Rodrigo Duterte's party.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has taken over the leadership of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's political party, in a move seen as an effort to expand and energize the group's base ahead of national elections in 2022.

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