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Another Marcos Is Eyeing the Philippine Presidency

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More than three decades after a popular uprising ousted Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his son is girding for a return to the presidential palace where he grew up.

While the next election to replace President Rodrigo Duterte isn’t due until 2022, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says his decision to run may hinge on whether a court upholds a legal challenge to the results of last year’s vice presidential election that he narrowly lost. Winning that job would strengthen his chances to succeed Duterte.