Explainer-What’s at stake in the Philippines election?

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By Martin Petty (Reuters) – A two-horse race for the Philippine presidency has emerged ahead of Monday’s election between incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo and Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of a notorious dictator whose 20-year rule ended in a 1986 uprising. Below is a look at some of the issues at play. HOW WOULD EACH CANDIDATE RULE? Marcos is unlikely to rule like his authoritarian father, although strongman-style leadership could be expected. This approach proved popular under incumbent Rodrigo Duterte, who cultivated an image as a ruthless, no-nonsense leader who got things done. If ele…

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