Elections in the Philippines: Imelda Marcos Gains Congressional Seat

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Remembered for her shoe collection and corruption, 80-year-old Imelda Marcos has won a congressional seat in the Philippine elections. She and several members of her family are running for various political positions. Meanwhile, well known boxer, Manny Pacquiao has also gained a seat in the congress. Sen. Benigno Aquino III, whose parents fought corruption, is the frontrunner to become the country's new president. The BBC's Kate McGowan reports from Manila on the elections.

 

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