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Philippine elections

Philippine ruling party leaders endorse Duterte for VP in 2022

Top aide and incumbent senator Go as presidential candidate

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his 6th State of the Nation Address (SONA), at the House of Representative in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 26.   © Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) -- Leaders of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's political party have endorsed him to be a vice presidential candidate in next year's elections, paving the way for him to stay in power for six more years after he steps down in 2022.

The move needs to be approved by the party general assembly, which meets next month.

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