President Duterte will not run for vice president in 2022 at the end

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at a ceremony in Quezon City on October 26, 2017.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Saturday that he would not run for vice president in 2022 and would step down from politics, paving the way for his daughter to succeed him as president.

“The feeling of domination … I do not deserve it among the Philippines, it is unconstitutional” Rather than vying for the vice presidency, Duterte said. “Today, I announce my departure from politics.”, He added.

Mr Duterte promised to end the drug problem when he won the 2016 presidential election. After all, he announced his candidacy for the country’s vice presidency at the end of August, thus making him want to continue “Crusades” Against drugs and insurgents. Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections “Smoke Screen” And a march against possible legal action.

On Saturday, Mr Duterte released an unexpected statement on where to register his candidacy for the vice presidency. He did not specify when he would retire from political life.

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Sarah Tudorte-Corpio won after her father

The president did not specify who would succeed him, but many speculated about the candidacy of Sarah, the daughter of Mr Duterte, from another party. He is currently in the best position in the election.

If Sarah Duterte-Corpio is elected to the highest office, Mr. The latter, in September, explored the government-led campaign against drug trafficking and was marked by thousands of murders committed by police.

Sarah Duterte-Corpio, the mayor of the southern city of Tao, said she did not want to run for office if her father ran for vice president before her father became president.

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