Ghost of Dictator Marcos Hangs Over Philippines' Duterte

  • Duterte’s 3-seat ‘motorcycle party’ gains majority in Congress
  • Supporters of outgoing Aquino alliance rush to switch sides

Ferdinand Marcos on March 11, 1985

Photographer: Romeo Gacad/AFP via Getty Images)

Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine presidency in a blaze of hard-line rhetoric -- an outsider who will stamp out crime and corruption. But his power base is tied to the nation’s oldest political camps, including that of ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

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