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President Duterte Says Daughter to Run in 2022 Philippines Election, Reports Suggest

© REUTERS / POOL NewPresident Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter Sara, known as Inday Sara
President Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter Sara, known as Inday Sara - Sputnik International, 1920, 03.10.2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says his daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, will run for president in the 2022 election, the news network ABS-CBN reports.
Sara Duterte-Carpio is currently the mayor of Davao.
On 2 October, President Rodrigo Duterte, 76, announced that he was retiring from politics, less than a year before the next presidential race. Duterte also said that his daughter was going to run for president.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the arrival ceremony for the first COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in the country, at Villamor Air Base in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, February 28, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 02.10.2021
Philippines' President Duterte Says He's Retiring From Politics
Rodrigo Duterte was expected to register as a candidate for vice president from his ruling party PDP-Laban. His longtime friend, Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Tesoro Go has replaced him in the race, according to ABS-CBN.
Duterte came to power after the 2016 presidential election. The 2022 presidential vote is set to take place in the Philippines on 9 May.
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