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Wed, May 12, 2010 -- 9:00 AM

Presidential Election in the Philippines


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Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

One day after the polls closed in the Philippines, we discuss what changes the new President elect, Benigno Aquino III, might bring to a country wracked by corruption. An estimated 75 percent of eligible voters turned out. Expectations are high for Aquino, the son of iconic leaders Benigno and Corazon Aquino. We discuss the country's political future.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Daniel Gonzales, associate professor of Asian-American studies at San Francisco State University
  • Odette Keeley, host and executive producer of "New America Now"
  • Steven Rood, representative of The Asia Foundation

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