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Philippines: A Ratified Referendum Paves a Path Toward Peace in the Moro Region

MIN READJan 25, 2019 | 21:32 GMT

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The Philippines has taken a major step toward putting its domestic house in order. On Jan. 25, the country's election commission ratified the results of this week's referendum in the restive Muslim Moro south, confirming that 87 percent of voters approved the creation of a Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. Thanks to concessions from the Philippine government as part of a 2014 peace deal, the region will be granted the greater local control its residents have long demanded....

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