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Rodrigo Duterte to compete for Philippines Senate seat next year

The latest twist came as Monday’s deadline neared for political parties to finalise candidates in unpredictable but significant presidential and vice-presidential races
Rodrigo Duterte.
Rodrigo Duterte.
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Reuters   |   Manila   |   Published 16.11.21, 02:27 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will compete for a seat in the country’s Senate in elections next year, his top aide said on Monday, ending speculation that he would run for vice-president against his own daughter.

 The latest twist came as Monday’s deadline neared for political parties to finalise candidates, keeping voters on the edge, with last-minute changes still possible in unpredictable but significant presidential and vice-presidential races.

 Duterte’s closest aide, Christopher “Bong” Go, a senator who is running for the presidency, in a text message to Reuters confirmed a radio report that Duterte will vie for a senate seat in the 2022 polls.

 Duterte is not eligible to run for President again, but he can run for other posts.



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