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Australia's Scott Morrison Congratulates Bongbong Marcos on Election Win

More greetings from world leaders.
by Arianne Merez
May 13, 2022
Photo/s: Jam Sta Rosa, Agence France-Presse
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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday joined other world leaders in extending congratulations to presumptive Philippine president Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.

Morrison said on Twitter he was looking forward to strengthening the ties between Canberra and Manila.

"Following the 75th anniversary of Australia-Philippines relations last year, we look forward to continuing to advance our long-standing friendship," Morrison said.

READ: Bongbong Marcos Takes Over PH Economy on Solid Rebound

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United States President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping were the first world leaders to congratulate Marcos Jr. on his election victory.

The only son and namesake of the late dictator, Marcos Jr. made history in the May 9 election as the first majority president since the 1986 People Power Revolution that ousted his father.

Marcos Jr. won Monday's election with an overwhelming 31 million votes. His running mate Sara Duterte-Carpio also won the vice presidency.

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