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Philippine elections

Sara Duterte drops Davao mayor bid amid calls for national run

President's daughter leads polls to succeed her father as Philippines leader

Sara Duterte, Davao City mayor and daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, attends a political rally in Davao City, southern Philippines on May 9, 2019.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Sara Duterte, who leads opinion polls to succeed her father Rodrigo Duterte as president, said Tuesday she is dropping her candidacy for re-election as Davao City mayor.

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