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Son of infamous former dictator set to become future president of the Philippines

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The son of the former dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears set to become the next president of the Philippines.

Early election results show Ferdinand Marcos Jr. winning a landslide victory against his closest rival, Leni Robredo.

The Marcos family was driven into exile by a popular revolt in the Philippines in 1986, but they have spent years trying to stage a political comeback.

NPR correspondent Julie McCarthy has the latest details from Manila.

This segment aired on May 10, 2022.

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