Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte by Keith Bacongco

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte by Keith Bacongco on Flickr under CC BY 2.0 license

Imelda Deinla on the newly elected Filipino president

11th May 2016

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Imelda is a Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance and the Project Director of the Philippines Project, a policy-engaged research initiative between ANU and DFAT on Philippine economy, trade, politics and governance.

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RegNet's Imelda Deinla was interviewed by The Wire's Kim Williams on the imminent election of the controversial mayor of Davao, Rodrigo Duterte.

In the Philippines, voters are going to the polls today to elect their country’s new president. More than 54 million people are registered to vote across a nation of seven thousand islands. Controversial mayor, Rodrigo Duterte is looking likely to triumph on an anti-crime, anti-corruption platform. While his tough stance has resonated well with voters in a country where high crime and corruption pervade, human rights groups accuse him of allowing vigilantes to kill hundreds of suspected criminals without due course to the law. So what’s behind the man likely to be the Philippines’ next president?

Listen to the interview at The Wire.

Tags: rule of law

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