The Next President of the Philippines

Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Voters in the Philippines all but elected a new president on Monday, a tough-talking mayor who transformed a southern city with a populist combination of controversial tactics and a deft touch.  

With about 90 percent of the vote counted, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Dutrete had about 39 percent of the vote. His nearest rival, Manuel Roxas, the scion of a political dynasty, had 23 percent.  

Duterte, a 71-year-old prone to explitive-laced rants on the campaign stump, was...

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