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Philippines election: More than 37,000 polling stations open

Mr. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Ms. Sara Duterte, the two most prominent candidates before the Philippine presidential election on May 9 this year – Photo: GMA

More than 37,000 polling stations across the Philippines opened at 6 a.m. local time and closed at 7 p.m. today. According to statistics, there are about 65.7 million eligible voters.

In this election, Filipino voters will also conduct the election of Vice President, 12 Senators, more than 300 members of the House of Representatives and more than 17,000 local officials.

Philippine election: Opening more than 37,000 polling stations - Photo 1.

The results of recent polls show that there are two leading candidates in the race for the position of President of the Philippines, that is, former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, 64 years old and incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo. 57 years old.

The new Philippine president could be named within hours of the end of the vote and will take office next month.

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