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Tough-talking Rodrigo Duterte sweeps to victory in the Philippines

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Rodrigo Duterte, in his final campaign push before the presidential election, kisses the Philippine flag at a rally in Manila on May 7.   © Reuters

MANILA   Rodrigo Duterte and his team have started preparing for the Philippine presidency, with the latest vote count showing a clear victory for the tough-talking mayor from the southern city of Davao.

Election Commission Chairman Andres Bautista said the voter participation rate was 81%, a record high.

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