Philippine Election Worries

Philippine business leaders worry that Vice-President Joseph E. Estrada won't be able to lead the country out of its economic crisis if he wins the May 11 presidential election. For one thing, he is close to several leading cronies of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Polls indicate that the former tough-guy movie actor may get 28% of votes--twice as much as his nearest rivals such as business' favorite, House of Representatives Speaker Jose C. de Venecia Jr.

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