With current Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte ineligible for re-election, son and namesake of the former dictator Ferdinand Marcos Jr is currently poised to win a landslide victory when the country heads to the polls on May 9. With its implications for democracy, the looming election has been described as the ‘most consequential in modern Philippine history’.
NicoleCurato,Professor of Political Sociology at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra.
2 May 2022
Marcos family on the cusp of regaining power in Philippines