Philippines: The election of Ferdinand Marcos validated by the Supreme Court



on 06.28.2022 at 10:37 a.m.

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The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Tuesday rejected a final appeal challenging the election of Ferdinand Marcos (pictured) as president on May 9, local media reported, paving the way for his inauguration on Thursday. /Photo taken on May 23, 2022/REUTERS/Lisa Marie David


MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a final appeal challenging the May 9 election of Ferdinand Marcos as president, local media reported, clearing the way for his inauguration on Thursday.

Ferdinand Marcos, 64, is the son of the former dictator of the same name who was overthrown in 1986.

Activists had appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn the electoral commission’s rejection of their demands to disqualify Ferdinand Marcos ahead of the election for tax offences.

The Court did not immediately confirm this information and the details of its decision have not yet been published.

(Report Karen Lema and Neil Jerome Morales; French version Valentine Baldassari, edited by Jean-Stéphane Brosse)


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