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Philippine elections

Marcos wins Philippine presidential election in a landslide

Dictator's son poised to complete family comeback 36 years after People Power

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. at a rally in Tagum City, Philippines, on Thursday. (File photo by Ken Kobayashi)

MANILA -- Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, won the country's presidency by a landslide, in a remarkable reversal of fortunes for a political dynasty that 36 years ago was ousted by the "People Power" revolution.

Marcos secured around 60% of the vote in Monday's election, giving him the strongest mandate for president since his father's rule.

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