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Duterte's Policies Earn a Vote of Confidence in Philippine Elections

May 15, 2019 | 11:00 GMT
Residents cast their votes in Philippine national and midterm elections on May 13, 2019, in Malabang, Lanao del Sur, in the southern Philippines.

Residents cast their votes in Philippine national and midterm elections on May 13, 2019, in Malabang, Lanao del Sur, in the southern Philippines. Rodrigo "The Punisher" Duterte will continue full steam ahead after voters largely backed the president's allies in May 13 elections.

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From the start, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to be a game changer. The first president from the remote southern region of Mindanao, he swept to victory in 2016 elections by advocating a ruthless approach to crime, promising to spread economic development to far-flung regions and vowing to end...

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