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Philippine elections

Marcos vows to bring nuclear power to the Philippines

Election front-runner would continue Duterte's conciliatory stance on China

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the front-runner in next month's Philippine presidential election, has vowed to bring nuclear power to the Philippines for the first time. Image is of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China.(Nikkei montage/AP/Getty Images)

MANILA -- Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, is planning to bring nuclear power to the country should he maintain his wide lead in the polls and win the May 9 presidential election.

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