Philippine election: preliminary results show Duterte wins

Turning to the Philippines.

According to an unofficial and partial tally of votes cast, Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte has won the 2016 Philippine presidential election.

The statistics show that based on 87 percent of valid ballots, Duterte pocketed about 14,500,000 votes, followed by Manuel Roxas at about 8,700,000 votes.

Five candidates contested in the election for the presidency to succeed Benigno Aquino III, whose six-year term ends on June 30.

Duterte, the 71-year-old mayor vowed to wipe out corruption, drugs and criminality in three to six months if he wins the election.

Some 55 million Filipinos were registered to vote and the voter turnout reached a record high of 81.62 percent, according to the Commission of Elections.

The candidate who gets the most votes wins the election.

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