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Philippine elections

Duterte to run for Philippine vice president in 2022, say allies

Move comes as daughter tops presidential surveys for next year's election

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte topped a vice presidential survey in June.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted his party's endorsement to run for vice president next year, officials of the ruling party said on Tuesday.

Duterte "agreed to make the sacrifice and heed the clamor of the people, and accepted the endorsement of the PDP Laban Party for him to run as vice president in the 2022 national elections," Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, the party's executive vice president, said in a statement.

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