Bongbong boings to victory in the Philippine presidential election | The Coconuts Podcast | May 13, 2022

Things are looking grim for democracy in the Philippines. The specter of the Marcos dictatorship that had loomed over the past few decades has birthed, barring any last-minute surprises, the country’s next president. How did Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. win by an unprecedented landslide? Did his challengers ever stand a chance? We spoke to political scientist Cleve Arguelles to make sense of the Filipino presidential election, and what a Bongbong presidency means for the country. Tune in!

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