Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. gets landslide win in overseas voting

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. gets landslide win in overseas voting

President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was also the overwhelming choice of Filipinos who voted abroad.

Results of the month-long overseas absentee voting submitted by several Philippine diplomatic posts and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Transparency Media server showed that Marcos received 330,231 votes, way beyond the 89,624 garnered by his closest rival, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo.

In the Asia Pacific cluster which included China, Japan, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan, Marcos received 159,186 votes against Robredo’s 35,862 votes, according to the May 11, 2022 data from the Comelec.

Singapore gave Marcos the most considerable number of votes — 36,806 — against Robredo’s 12,283.

This was followed by Japan, where Marcos got 25,410, and Taiwan, where he obtained 23,906 votes.

Marcos’ dominance in the overseas polls continued in the Middle East and Africa cluster, composed of Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.

The standard bearer of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas got 111,025 votes while Robredo only got 19,856.

In Saudi Arabia, where there is a 98 percent voter turnout, Marcos obtained 46,748 votes compared to Robredo’s 8,582.

Marcos was also able to maintain his foothold in the Americas and Europe clusters, where he got 28,623, and 31,397, respectively.

Based on the partial and unofficial results, as of May 13, 2022, Marcos led the presidential race with 31,104,175 votes against Robredo’s 14,822,051 votes.

According to the Comelec, more than 1.5 million Filipinos overseas registered to vote in the 2022 national elections.

In the 2016 race for vice president, Marcos also won the month-long overseas absentee voting, where he gained 176,669 over Robredo, who got 89,935 votes.

Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/05/17/news/marcos-gets-landslide-win-in-overseas-voting/1843966?fbclid=IwAR10rEX9t8aHCujS8hyJo8eSBftCnbBcDByS9bi1PLkGBfwrvX6ZBAHbAg8&utm_source=vuukle&utm_medium=emote_recommendations


Catherine S. Valente

By Catherine S. Valente , Manila Times