10 May 2022

Succession: Philippines Dictator’s son poised for landslide election win

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Ferdinand Marcos, the son of the late Philippines’ dictator, looks set for a landslide victory in the country’s presidential elections.

With almost all the results in, Marcos – known as ‘Bongbong’ – appears to have won more than twice the votes of his nearest challenger.

He insists he doesn’t want to be defined by his ancestors, 36 years after his family were ousted by a popular revolution, but critics say Bongbong’s campaign has been led by lies and misinformation about the past.