What lies ahead for the Philippines’ Duterte?

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Published on June 30, 2020 by

President Rodrigo Duterte swept to power three years ago on a reputation as a strong and decisive leader. He also promised to eradicate drugs, crime and widespread corruption.

Three years on, President Duterte remains popular, despite the growing outrage over his strong arm tactics and unorthodox style of leadership.

Duterte allies have secured a resounding victory in the recent mid-term elections. But could the President’s hardline war on drugs cast a long shadow over his legacy?

CNA: https://cna.asia

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