Noynoy Aquino elected Philippine president
Thursday, June 10, 2010
In the Philippines, the 's presidential candidate , commonly known as Noynoy, was officially elected as the next in the 2010 . The announced Noynoy's victory on Wednesday.
He campaigned for an end to corruption and poverty and says he'll make prosecuting corrupt officials a priority. Noynoy received more than 15 million votes, about 5.7 million ahead of his closest opponent, ousted.
Noynoy said in an interview, "I want to lead by example. We talk about corruption. I did make a public vow, I will never steal". Senate Presidenttold a crowd after the count: "We have done this ... for the Filipino people ... This is a historic event."
He is 50 years old, a bachelor, an economics graduate, aand is the only son of former President and former Senator . Noynoy's father was shot while in military custody during the regime of late dictator , before his mother, Corazon Aquino, led the that toppled Marcos in 1986. She then served as president for six years.
In the Philippines, the president and vice president are elected separately; the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is the outgoing incumbent. He will officially become the Philippines's fifteenth president on June 30.'s vice-presidential candidate will become the country's vice-president. Noynoy is the President-elect, while
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