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Philippine elections

U.S. and China congratulate Marcos on Philippine election win

Biden talks human rights, Beijing envoy relays Xi message

Philippine President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., center, received a congratulatory call from U.S. President Joe Biden, left, and a message from Chinese leader Xi Jinping. (Source photos by Ken Kobayashi and Reuters) 

MANILA -- The leaders of the U.S. and China on Thursday both congratulated Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on his election win, as the two superpowers vie for influence over the Southeast Asian nation.

U.S. President Joe Biden called Marcos following his landslide victory on Monday.

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