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Philippines president-elect Duterte, gets down to business

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 01:14

Philippines' president-elect, controversial Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, says he plans to overhaul the country's system of government after an election campaign that has drawn comparisons with that of U.S. presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Mana Rabiee reports.

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He's not yet yet been officially declared winner, but Philippines president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, has already begun announcing policy. He's calling for a complete overhaul of the country's system of government --- changing the constitution to create a parliamentary and federal model of rule. that would devolve power from the capital to the provinces. Unofficial tallies point to a decisive victory for Duterte, the outspoken mayor of Davao City. With his lead growing by millions as the votes were counted, the incumbent president's handpicked successor Manuel Roxas, threw in the towel, urging his supporters to accept the results when they DO come in, and addressing Duterte by his nickname Digong. (SOUNDBITE)(Filipino/English) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, MANUEL ROXAS, SAYING: "It is clear that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be the next president of the Republic of the Philippines. Digong, I wish you success. Your victory is the victory of our people and our nation." 71-year-old Duterte's defiance of political tradition has drawn comparisons with U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He's a controversial figure with outspoken views...but he has also said, "I'll behave if I become president".

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Philippines president-elect Duterte, gets down to business

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 01:14