September 26, 2016

Duterte and the Multipolar Strategy That Shakes Washington

Frederico Pieraccini - On May 30, 2016 Manila’s parliament appointed Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the sixteenth president of the Philippines following his election victory over rival Mar Roxas with over seven million votes. Born in Maasin 71 years ago, Duterte has had a long career in public administration, having served as mayor of Davoa city for more than 22 years with seven mandates. Duterte’s electoral marathon was a real triumph resulting from the anti-establishment sentiment increasingly widespread among the world's population. The sharp contrast Duterte represented from the ruling political class in Manila secured him the unexpected victory.

A fundamental aspect, linked to the success that has accompanied the new president, regards the election program. Its four main pillars are simple and effective:.. Read more.

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