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Crime-Busting Mayor Claims Philippine Presidential Victory

  • Duterte's lack of economic experience unnerves markets
  • Race for vice presidental post remains too close too call
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What Duterte's Victory Could Mean for the Philippines

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Rodrigo Duterte, the tough-talking mayor who tapped voter frustrations over crime and inefficient public services, claimed victory in the Philippine presidential election.

With 90 percent of polling stations reporting, Duterte won 39 percent of ballots cast in Monday’s election which was held amid sporadic violence and delays. His closest rival was Mar Roxas, a former government minister, who had 23 percent support.