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Philippine elections

Marcos officially declared Philippines' next president

Dictator's son and Duterte's successor set to be sworn in on June 30

Philippine president-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. speaks to reporters in Manila on May 23.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, on Wednesday was officially declared the country's next president.

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