Early Philippines returns back more Marcos power

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Millions voted in the Philippines Monday for the first in eight years. Partial returns showed overwhelming support for the granting of sweeping powers to President Ferdinand Marcos in a plebiscite marred by fraud charges against the government.

The proposed changes will revise the parliamentary Charter to allow a presidential election by popular vote within 60 days. The amendments provide for a strong president who will have a term of six years, with unlimited reelectio n.

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