Duterte wins Philippine presidential election: monitor

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hypnotised millions with his vows of brutal but quick solutions to the Philippines' twin plagues of crime and povertyAnti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo Duterte stormed to a huge win in the Philippine presidential elections, according to poll monitor data released Tuesday, after an incendiary campaign dominated by his profanity-laced vows to kill criminals. With 89 percent of the vote counted early on Tuesday morning, Duterte had an insurmountable lead of 5.92 million votes over his nearest rival, administration candidate Mar Roxas, according to the data. “It’s with humility, extreme humility, that I accept this, the mandate of the people,” Duterte told AFP as the results came in, adding his law and order platform was the key to his success.

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