Election results

PHILIPPINES - In Brief 14 May 2019 by Romeo Bernardo

We had expected candidates allied with President Duterte to take most of the contested Senate seats in yesterday’s mid-term elections but it looks like they are slated to take all 12 seats. And while we did not think that the elections should be taken as a referendum on the President and his policies, the results suggest otherwise. With 95% of the votes counted, the results as of 4:50 p.m. today showed:None of the opposition candidates made it to the top 12. This includes Senator Bam Aquino, a cousin of former President Bengino Aquino III, who is seeking re-election and had placed in the to...

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