Duterte expected to strengthen clout after Philippine mid-term ‘referendum’

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte speaks after his arrival, from a visit in Israel and Jordan at Davao International airport in Davao City in southern Philippines, September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr/File Photo

MANILA (Reuters) – Voting was underway in the Philippines on Monday in mid-term elections seen as a referendum on the rule of maverick President Rodrigo Duterte, who looks set to strengthen his grip on power and further marginalise a dwindling opposition. Nearly 62 million of the country’s 107 million population are registered to vote in […]

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