It’s official: Duterte wins, Robredo is vice president

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Duterte_RobredoThe official vote count by the Philippine Congress has determined that Rodrigo Duterte is the winner of the Philippine presidential elections held on May 9. The count, which ended late on May 27, found that Duterte received more than 16.6 million votes.

He edged out his closest rival, former senator Manuel Roxas, who was endorsed by President Benigno Aquino, by more than six million votes.

Duterte will assume the presidency on June 30, when Aquino’s six-year term ends. The constitution bars a president from running for two consecutive terms.

Congress member Leni Robredo, who is from an opposing party, triumphed as vice president, winning more than 14.4 million votes. She narrowly beat Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, with a margin of just over 263,000 votes.

It was not immediately clear whether Robredo’s victory would be contested by Marcos, who has made accusations about possible election irregularities. Marcos and his lawyers had questioned the results of the vice presidential race, expressing suspicion that a script, or computer command, introduced into the Commission on Elections transparency server could have manipulated the count.

Duterte and Robredo will be proclaimed as winners of the presidential and vice presidential elections on Monday, after a joint session of Congress approves the count.

Official results:

Presidential candidates:

Rodrigo Duterte
16,601,997 votes

Manuel Roxas
9,978,175 votes

Grace Poe
9,100,991 votes

Jejomar Binay
5,416,140 votes

Miriam Defensor Santiago
1,455,532 votes

Vice Presidential candidates:

Leni Robredo
14,418,817 votes

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
14,155,344 votes

Alan Peter Cayetano
5,903,379 votes

Chiz Escudero
4,931,962 votes

Antonio Trillanes IV
868,501 votes

Gringo Honasan
788,881 votes

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The official vote count by the Philippine Congress has determined that Rodrigo Duterte is the winner of the Philippine presidential elections held on May 9. The count, which ended late on May 27, found that Duterte received more than 16.6 million votes.

Reading Time: 1 minute

Duterte_RobredoThe official vote count by the Philippine Congress has determined that Rodrigo Duterte is the winner of the Philippine presidential elections held on May 9. The count, which ended late on May 27, found that Duterte received more than 16.6 million votes.

He edged out his closest rival, former senator Manuel Roxas, who was endorsed by President Benigno Aquino, by more than six million votes.

Duterte will assume the presidency on June 30, when Aquino’s six-year term ends. The constitution bars a president from running for two consecutive terms.

Congress member Leni Robredo, who is from an opposing party, triumphed as vice president, winning more than 14.4 million votes. She narrowly beat Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, with a margin of just over 263,000 votes.

It was not immediately clear whether Robredo’s victory would be contested by Marcos, who has made accusations about possible election irregularities. Marcos and his lawyers had questioned the results of the vice presidential race, expressing suspicion that a script, or computer command, introduced into the Commission on Elections transparency server could have manipulated the count.

Duterte and Robredo will be proclaimed as winners of the presidential and vice presidential elections on Monday, after a joint session of Congress approves the count.

Official results:

Presidential candidates:

Rodrigo Duterte
16,601,997 votes

Manuel Roxas
9,978,175 votes

Grace Poe
9,100,991 votes

Jejomar Binay
5,416,140 votes

Miriam Defensor Santiago
1,455,532 votes

Vice Presidential candidates:

Leni Robredo
14,418,817 votes

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
14,155,344 votes

Alan Peter Cayetano
5,903,379 votes

Chiz Escudero
4,931,962 votes

Antonio Trillanes IV
868,501 votes

Gringo Honasan
788,881 votes

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