Candidates to succeed President Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on October 8, 2021. Duterte’s six-year term in the top office ends next year, and he has submitted to run for a senate seat in the elections of May 2022.

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Philippine voters will head to the ballot box in May 2022 to elect a successor to President Rodrigo Duterte, whose six-year term in the top of the country office is coming to an end.

duterte, who sought closer ties with China for most of to be term, is prohibited by the Philippine constitution to second term. The president has set to be eyes on another politics office, submit his candidacy for a senate seat in next year’s general elections.

Still a lot of the attention on the Philippine elections would fall on the presidential race, what analysts said: remains wide open. Campaign for national positions — including the presidency and the senate — will start in February.

Dozens registered with run for the Philippine presidency, met including the current vice president, de son of An former dictator and a pensioner boxing champion.

Noticeably absent is Duterte’s daughterSara Duterte-Carpio, who led opinion polls as the favored presidential candidate. They instead registered for the vice presidential race, to surprise of many observers.

While Duterte had endorsed current Senator and Loyalist Christopher “Bong” Go, his daughter had supported another candidate. On Tuesday, go announced he withdrew from the presidential election race. He served in at first in Bee run for vice president formerly retreat to run for the top job.

Here are the presidential candidates to watch:

Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.

Leni Robredo

Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo at a press conference to announce she will run in the 2022 presidential election race, in Quezon City on October 7, 2021.

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Robredo has “sculpted himself as the real anti-Duterte candidate,” said Aries Arugay, a visiting fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute think tank and politics science professor at University of the Philippines Diliman.

“If Some Aren’t Really” like the changes die happened under the Duterte administration, Leni Robredo . offers die consolation of that idea that Philippine politics could be normalized post-Duterte 2022,” said Arugay earlier this month during a webinar hosted by think tank Center . for Strategic and International Studies.

In the October survey by Social Weather Stations, 18% of respondents chose Robredo as their favorite presidential candidate — second only for Marco. jr.

Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso Delivers His State of the city address in Manila City Hall on July 15, 2021 in Manila, Philippines.

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Fitch Solutions said Domagoso probably would: campaign on the notion of An “big tent” government die to involve different groups and points of view. That could mean you’re holding on to something of Duterte’s policies, but ending others, such as closer ties with China, according to the consultancy.

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (C) celebrates after beating Oscar de la Hoya of the US during their welterweights showdown in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec 6, 2008.

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