Explained: What these elections mean for democracy in the Philippines

The landmark election in the Philippines on May 9 will be crucial for the country. We look at the key candidates, their platforms, and the implication of the election on democracy in the country

May 08, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

The Philippines is set to go to the polls on May 9 to elect the president and vice-president. According to opinion polls, presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr and his running mate Sara Duterte are currently enjoying a comfortable lead over their opponents. Many observers have expressed the fear that a Marcos-Duterte regime will continue the weakening of institutions that began during Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency.