Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has strengthened his grip on both the Senate and the House of representatives, official results of the midterm elections confirm. Photo: EPA

‘Raging optimism’ from Imee Marcos, as Duterte’s win in Philippine midterm elections boosts death penalty plan

  • President now has the support of 20 of the country’s 24 senators, official results confirm
  • Among those he can count on as he pushes forward with plans to reintroduce death penalty and rewrite the constitution will be the daughter of late president Ferdinand Marcos
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has strengthened his grip on both the Senate and the House of representatives, official results of the midterm elections confirm. Photo: EPA
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