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Philippine elections

'Bongbong' Marcos cements lead in Philippine presidential race

President Duterte's daughter Sara also ahead in VP contest

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in San Fernando, Pampanga Province, on April 29.   © Reuters

MANILA -- With just a week to go before the Philippines' May 9 presidential election, a new poll shows that Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the country's late dictator, remains the front-runner.

Marcos maintained a voter preference score of 56%, according to the Pulse Asia survey published Monday. The pollster surveyed 2,400 people from April 16 to 21.

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