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Philippine elections

Son of ex-dictator Marcos says he'll run for Philippine presidency

Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. seeks political comeback for family

A successful bid by Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos would mark the family's return to power after his father was ousted by the "People Power" revolution in 1986. (File photo by EPA/Jiji)

MANILA -- Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr., the namesake son of the late Philippine dictator, said Tuesday he plans to run for president in next year's election.

"I am today announcing my intention to run for the presidency of the Philippines in the upcoming May 2022 elections," Marcos said in an announcement on Facebook.

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