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Presidential Inauguration of Rodrigo Duterte

On May 30, 2016, the 16th Congress of the Philippines proclaimed Rodrigo Duterte as the President-elect of the Philippines after he topped the official count by the Congress of the Philippines on May 27, 2016, with 16,601,997 votes, 6.6 million more than his closest rival, Mar Roxas.

At the age of 71, Duterte became the oldest person ever elected to the presidency, after former President Sergio Osmeña. Duterte is also the first local chief executive to get elected straight to the Office of the President, the second Cebuano to become president (after Osmeña), the third Cebuano-speaking president (after Osmeña and Garcia), the first Visayan from Mindanao and the fourth Visayan overall (after Osmeña, Roxas and Garcia).

Watch the Associated Press' "Philippines Swears in Maverick As Leader"

AP: Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday as president of the Philippines. Many hope his maverick style will energize the country. Others worry about how his threats to kill criminals will affect human rights. (June 30)

Watch Rappler's "LIVE: Inauguration of Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo"

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