Marcos clan enjoys easy wins

Imee Marcos, Imelda Marcos' daughter, was reelected governor of Ilocos Norte
Imee Marcos, Imelda Marcos’ daughter, was reelected governor of Ilocos Norte

Election commission data on May 14 showed that the clan of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos won big in the country’s mid-term elections held on May 13.

Imelda Marcos captured more than 88 per cent of the votes to win a second consecutive term in the nation’s lower house representing the family’s northern provincial stronghold Ilocos Norte. Her daughter, Imee, was elected unopposed  for a second term as governor of the province.

Imee Marcos’ cousin, Angelo Barba, completed a family sweep as the uncontested candidate for provincial vice governor, according to the election commision’s website.

Meanwhile, the late dictator’s son, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, is halfway through a six-year term in the Senate and is widely expected to run for president in 2016. He won support from one in three voters during the 2010 elections, giving hope to his mother’s publicly-stated ambitions of returning to the presidential palace as “first mother”.

However, incumbent president Benigno Aquino III has said he wants to end the myths surrounding the Marcos dynasty.

 

 

 



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[caption id="attachment_9045" align="alignleft" width="375"] Imee Marcos, Imelda Marcos' daughter, was reelected governor of Ilocos Norte[/caption] Election commission data on May 14 showed that the clan of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos won big in the country's mid-term elections held on May 13. Imelda Marcos captured more than 88 per cent of the votes to win a second consecutive term in the nation's lower house representing the family's northern provincial stronghold Ilocos Norte. Her daughter, Imee, was elected unopposed  for a second term as governor of the province. Imee Marcos' cousin, Angelo Barba, completed a family sweep as the uncontested candidate...

Imee Marcos, Imelda Marcos' daughter, was reelected governor of Ilocos Norte
Imee Marcos, Imelda Marcos’ daughter, was reelected governor of Ilocos Norte

Election commission data on May 14 showed that the clan of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos won big in the country’s mid-term elections held on May 13.

Imelda Marcos captured more than 88 per cent of the votes to win a second consecutive term in the nation’s lower house representing the family’s northern provincial stronghold Ilocos Norte. Her daughter, Imee, was elected unopposed  for a second term as governor of the province.

Imee Marcos’ cousin, Angelo Barba, completed a family sweep as the uncontested candidate for provincial vice governor, according to the election commision’s website.

Meanwhile, the late dictator’s son, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, is halfway through a six-year term in the Senate and is widely expected to run for president in 2016. He won support from one in three voters during the 2010 elections, giving hope to his mother’s publicly-stated ambitions of returning to the presidential palace as “first mother”.

However, incumbent president Benigno Aquino III has said he wants to end the myths surrounding the Marcos dynasty.

 

 

 



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