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Aquino III proclaimed Philippine next president

Other News Materials 9 June 2010 12:54
Philippines' Liberal Party presidential candidate Benigno Aquino III was officially proclaimed the country's next President by the Philippine Congress on Wednesday afternoon.
Aquino III proclaimed Philippine next president

Philippines' Liberal Party presidential candidate Benigno Aquino III was officially proclaimed the country's next President by the Philippine Congress on Wednesday afternoon, Xinhua reported.

Prior to the official proclamation, Aquino emerged as the winner of the Philippines' 2010 presidential election after the joint Senate-House canvassing committee finished its tally of votes for president and vice president on Tuesday, securing more than 15.2 million votes, overpowering his arch rival, former President Joseph Estrada, who secured less than 9.5 million votes.

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