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Philippine elections

Duterte says he is retiring from politics and won't run for VP

Analyst says move clears the way for daughter Sara to run for president

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his retirement from politics on Oct. 3. (Photo courtesy of Presidential Communications Operations Office)

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday he will no longer seek the vice presidency in next year's election and will retire from politics, a move that may clear the way for his daughter to run for president.

Duterte, who is constitutionally limited to a single six-year term as president, last month accepted his party's nomination for the country's second-highest office.

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