2022 Philippine Elections

[PODCAST] Seat of Power: Sara-less, Go-less Duterte prepares for hedging game in 2022

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[PODCAST] Seat of Power: Sara-less, Go-less Duterte prepares for hedging game in 2022

Rodrigo Duterte

Fraught family dynamics and messy politics may have led to President Rodrigo Duterte's current lack of an anointed one. But could it still play to his advantage?

For all his survey popularity and the clout that comes with being the most powerful man in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte is so far without an anointed successor, after his own daughter Sara Duterte and longtime aide Senator Bong Go decided not to run for president.

In this Seat of Power episode, Rappler senior reporter Pia Ranada tries to piece together the events that led to this unlikely scenario and what it means for the 2022 elections.

The ruling coalition’s political unspooling – starting from Sara’s decision to run for vice president to Go’s withdrawal from the presidential race – calls into question how much control Duterte really has over political events.

Family dynamics play a role in what might have otherwise been cold calculations by Duterte.

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– Rappler.com

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