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Duterte takes chunky lead in Philippines vote count

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Mr Duterte leaving the voting precinct after casting his vote at Daniel Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao on Monday. The election was mostly smooth.

Manila

FIREBRAND Philippine city mayor Rodrigo Duterte took a commanding lead as unofficial presidential election results poured in on Monday, suggesting the political outsider's pledges to crush crime and corruption had carried the day.

Three hours after polling stations had