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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Announces Retirement From Politics

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced his retirement from politics and said that he will not run for vice president in 2022. The Sudden announcement comes days after his opponents had warned that they would challenge Duterte’s move to run for number 2 post as it violates country’s constitution. It is believed that he is paving the way for his daughter to contest the country’s highest office.

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“The overwhelming… sentiment of the Filipinos is that I am not qualified and it would be a violation of the constitution to circumvent the law, the spirit of the constitution” to run for the vice presidency, Duterte said.

“Today I announce my retirement from politics,” he said.