Dictator’s son Marcos Junior wins presidential election in the Philippines

According to preliminary results, the dictator’s son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Junior has won the presidential election in the Philippines. After counting more than 97 percent of the ballot papers cast, he has more than twice as many votes as his closest competitor, opposition leader Leni Robredo.

This puts the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the lead. The official final result is not expected for a few weeks. However, it is considered almost certain that the controversial Marcos dynasty will return to the Malacañang Palace in the capital Manila 36 years after their expulsion from the island state.