Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Philippine Presidential Election Leadership

Candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. won more than 25 million votes, according to statistical data, well ahead of his rivals when 77% of the votes were counted.

As of 11:24 pm Philippine time (10:24 pm Hanoi time), about 77.32% of the polling stations in the Philippines have announced the results.

Real-time data from the Philippine Electoral Commission’s transparent tracking system shows that presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. leads with more than 25 million votes, twice as many as incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo with nearly 12 million votes.

The large gap makes Marcos Jr. opponents. unlikely to overturn election results.

Candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. after voting at a polling station in Batac, Philippines, on the morning of May 9.  Photo: AFP.

Candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. after voting at a polling station in Batac, Philippines, on the morning of May 9. Picture: AFP.

Marcos Jr., 64, is the son of former President Ferdinand Marcos. He attended Worth Private School in England and the University of Oxford. During the campaign, he emphasized unity, but gave few details about his policies and limited media coverage of interviews and debates.

The candidate for Mr. Marcos Jr.’s deputy position is Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Duterte.

About 67.5 million Filipinos aged 18 and older, as well as about 1.7 million people from the overseas Filipino community, are eligible to vote today to elect a replacement president for Rodrigo Duterte.

There are 10 candidates for the presidency, two of which are said to have the highest odds of winning, Congressman Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo.

Filipinos also elect a new vice president, a position elected separately from the president. In addition, they also vote on MPs, governors and a number of local officials.

vu appendix (Corresponding Reuters)