According to the unofficial data of the Election Commission Philippines, as of 4:41 am on May 10 (local time), Mr. Marcos Jr. won 30 million votes, accounting for 58.86% of the total number of votes counted.
Associated Rappler said candidate Marcos Jr. is winning the majority of votes, more than twice that of the second-ranked opponent – incumbent vice-president Leni Robredo. Ms. Leni Robredo received 14.3 million votes in favor, accounting for 28.06% of the total number of votes counted as of the latest update.
Mr. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is leading the race for the Philippine presidency in 2022. Photo:Bloomberg
Data analysts previously forecast Marcos Jr. will receive between 27 and 32 million votes, while Ms. Robredo will receive up to 15 million votes.
A total of 10 candidates are running for president, but only two are predicted to have a chance of winning, congressman Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and current Vice President Leni Robredo.
The big gap makes Marcos Jr.’s opponents. unlikely to overturn the election results. Speak like a newspaper The Straits Times, after more than 30 years of waiting, Mr. Marcos Jr. finally waiting for the moment to become the president of the Philippines.
60% of Filipinos polled expressed support for Mr. Marcos Jr. became president in a poll conducted by the polling company Pulse Asia in January 2022. He then continued to lead in the polls in April ahead of the election.
Mr. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. after voting at a polling station in Batac, Philippines, on the morning of May 9. Photo: Reuters
During the election campaign, Mr. Marcos Jr. committed to creating more jobs and addressing rising prices to help the country recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. According to RapplerMr. Marcos Jr. also promised to maintain warm relations with China as under current President Rodrigo Duterte.
Mr. Marcos Jr. self-identified as a follower of Duterte’s policies, not only in cooperation with China but also in the bloody drug war.
The companion running for the vice-presidential seat with Mr. Marcos Jr. Sara Duterte Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte. She received 30.3 million votes (61.08% of the votes counted) as of 4:06 am on May 10. In the immediate future, she has 18 million more votes than candidate Kiko Pangilinan in the race for vice president.
About 67.5 million Filipinos aged 18 and over, along with about 1.7 million people from the overseas Filipino community, were eligible to vote on May 9 to elect a replacement president for Rodrigo Duterte.
In addition to voting to choose the country’s president and vice president for the next six years, Filipino voters will also vote for 12 senators in this election. According to the sheet South China Morning PostOfficial results are expected at the end of the month.
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