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May 16, 2016
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A week after the elections, administration candidate Leni Robredo and Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. are still going at it in the tight vice presidential race that has yet to see a clear winner.

Robredo’s camp announced over the weekend that they will lead the race by a small margin even if the remaining votes were all given to Marcos, the Inquirer reported.

Robredo campaign team member Boyet Dy said that the uncounted votes including those from Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) and Local Absentee Voting (OAV) will not be enough to surpass Robredo’s lead.

Kahit ibigay pa natin ang lahat ng natitirang boto kay Senator Marcos, batay sa datos na official na Comelec (Commission on Elections) mismo ang naglalathala, sa OAV at LAV, lamang pa rin si Congresswoman Leni Robredo ng 24,341 [na boto],” said Dy.

Meanwhile, Marcos told CNN Philippines on Sunday that “I have won” when asked if he was still optimistic with his chances of winning despite trailing by over 200,000 votes.

Marcos’ confident answer stemmed from the results from OAV voting where he got 176,669 votes compared to Robredo’s 89,935 votes.

Alam naman, that was expected already. It is already expected so sana maging maayos na rin para sa lahat ng ibang lugar, hindi lamang sa overseas,” he said.

Robredo is currently leading the vice presidential race, with 14,022,843 votes compared to Marcos’ 13,803,797 votes, as of May 16.

 

Photo credit: Philstar

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