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Philippine elections

Philippines counts down to election day: 5 things to know

Voters set Monday to pick Marcos or Robredo as next president

Sen. Leni Robredo, left, is behind Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late dictator, in polls for Monday's presidential election. (AFP/Jiji)

MANILA -- The Philippines will choose a new president on Monday as voters in one of Southeast Asia's key economies head to the polls for a general election.

Some 18,100 positions are up for grabs, including the key roles of president and vice president, as well as 12 senator posts, over 300 House of Representatives seats and thousands of local jobs.

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