Monday, May 10, 2010

Philippine Presidential Election

[Sorry for the hasty style of this post; it started as a side-comment on another blog which wouldn't print out for weird technical reasons.]


a handy website I just found by ignorant Googling. It has links to a couple of dozen English-language newspapers in the Philippines and Southeast Asia (Manila Times, Philippine Star, etc.) in a sidebar along the upper left.

There was significant lethal election violence in several places. The new automated voting machines (not used in Britain) seem to have worked better than expected. The turnout of 85% would be the envy of the US or even the UK.

Benigno Aquino, Jr (Liberal Party), the son of the late Pres. Corazon Aquino, leads former President Estrada (PMP) by a wide margin. The Nacionalista candidate, Villar, has conceded to Aquino.

Aquino 12,688,024

Estrada 8,084,861

Villar 4,525,913

Teodoro 3,367,778

Villanueva 951,622

Gordon 440,626

Perlas 44,518

Madrigal 38,650

De los Reyes 36,495

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