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The next Philippines president may not be the majority's president

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With 10 presidentiables to select from, the 15th Philippines president will most likely be not the majority's chosen one.

  1. Manny Villar
  2. Nick Perlas
  3. Dick Gordon
  4. Gibo Teodoro
  5. Eddie Villanueva
  6. Noynoy Aquino
  7. Erap Estrada
  8. Jamby Madrigal
  9. JC Delos Reyes
  10. Dodong Acosta
Even if we trim the list down to the 6 or even 5 most competitive candidates, there is a huge possibility that the sum of the votes to the losing candidates is still bigger than the total votes for the winner. The only way is to receive above 50% of the total votes - that should be more than 25,043,027 (If all registered voters vote.) The total registered voters for this year is 50,086,054.

So the winner will be the one with the highest number of votes only, but not really the majority's. He's not the people's president then, hey? Well, it has happened several times in our history already. Even Cory Aquino only received 23.58% of votes and yet ended up as the most loved president.

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