Seeking return of disputed ‘golden age’, some Philippine voters back son of dictator Marcos

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Reuters

By Neil Jerome Morales and Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) -Street vendor Nellie Baraquio will cast a ballot in a presidential election in the Philippines for the first time on Monday, and the campaign sticker on her worn-out ice box leaves little doubt about who is getting her vote. The 38-year-old believes the red-shirted man smiling in the sticker, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, is the best bet to lead her nation, despite his late father and namesake having presided over what critics say was the darkest chapter in the country’s recent history. Baraquio, who sells cigarettes, snacks and soft…

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