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Ferdinand Marcos Jr was sworn in Thursday as the president of the Philippines for a single six-year term after sweeping the May elections.

He succeeds the controversial outgoing president, Rodrigo Duterte.

“You, the people have spoken and it is resounding,” Marcos Jr said in an address after being sworn in a ceremony in front of the National Museum.

Marcos Jr won 50 percent of the votes in the May 9 elections, an outcome he described as “the biggest electoral mandate in the history of Philippine democracy.”

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