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The Philippines Congress Proclaims Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as the Country’s Next President

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. also known as “Bongbong,” will succeed Rodrigo Duterte on June 30 and will serve until 2028, with the incumbent president’s daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, as his vice president. Congress may be able to appoint a new president and vice president before June, with Senate President Vicente Sotto III saying that the canvassing of votes “won’t even reach five days.”

Proclamation of Philippine president-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. in Quezon city

The Philippine Congress named Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the former dictator, the victor of this month’s election and announced that he would be the country’s next president on Wednesday. The winning of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as National Board of Canvassers has been publicly certified by Congress. Since the May 9 national elections in 2022, he has served as President of the Philippines. According to the data, Bongbong received 31,629,783 votes, or 58 percent of the vote, while his greatest challenger, departing Vice President Leni Robredo, received 15,035,773 votes.

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“The most precious gift a fellow citizen can give you is their vote,” the president-elect said in a speech after being sworn in.

Philippine president-elect Marcos Jr. holds news conference in Mandaluyong City

“And that is why, to have received over 31 million votes from our countrymen is as valuable expression of trust as can be had by anyone in public life. And so for that I thank our people,” he continued. President-elect Bongbong promised to do everything. He also thanked all those who took part in the last election such as Comelec staff, teachers, and other individuals who ensured that the election would be smooth and successful. So I ask you all, pray for me, wish me well. I want to do well because when a president does well, the country does well. And I want to do well for this country. “

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