Popular guy: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Reuters
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Richard Heydarian

Duterte, Modi, Widodo. Re-elected or not, their populism will live on

  • There is too little faith in democracy to beat ‘emerging market populism’ by appealing to values
  • Only an alternative political agenda that combines rights and effective governance can win back the disgruntled middle classes

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Popular guy: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Reuters
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