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Qualms about Rodrigo Duterte and his upcoming 'iron hand' presidency

Supporters of the incoming Philippine president expect him to replicate at the national level his success in curbing crime at the city level. But can he fix the nation's economy and other serious ills?

Besides the Philippines' numerous other problems, the biggest challenge for Mr Duterte could be uniting a nation that has been engulfed by chronic religious and ethnic conflicts for many years.

FIVE big names in the Philippine political arena competed to become the country's 16th president in the general election on May 9. The most controversial of the candidates was the mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte. He won convincingly and will begin his term on June 30. Now that the maverick...

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