lørdag 4. desember 2021

Philippine President Duterte will step down next year. Here are his potential successors

Philippine voters will head to the polls in May 2022 to elect a successor to President Rodrigo Duterte, whose six-year term in the country’s top office is coming to an end. Duterte, who sought closer ties with China for most of his term, is prohibited by the Philippine constitution from seeking a second term. The president has set his eyes on a different political office, filing his candidacy for a senate seat in next year’s general elections. Still, much of the attention on the Philippine elections would fall on the presidential race, which analysts said remains wide open. Campaigning for national positions — which include the presidency and senate — will start in February.

Dozens registered to run for the Philippine presidency, including the current vice president, the son of a former dictator and a retired boxing champion.