Philippines Congress proclaims Marcos as next president

Marcos will be sworn into office on June 30



Reuters file
Reuters file

By Reuters

Published: Wed 25 May 2022, 2:33 PM

Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday declared Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the late Ferdinand Marcos, would be the country’s next president after confirming his victory in the May 9 election.

Marcos will be sworn into office on June 30, replacing President Rodrigo Duterte, for a single, six-year term.

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