Philippine President Duterte gets party's push to run for Vice-President

MANILA (BLOOMBERG) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s political party has urged him to run for Vice-President in the 2022 elections, charting a possible path for him after his term ends next year.

Duterte’s political party PDP-Laban on Monday (May 31) passed a resolution also enjoining him to choose a presidential candidate, according to the group’s live-streamed assembly. Under Philippine law, a president can only be elected for a single six-year term.

Earlier in the day, Duterte’s spokesman Harry Roque said the President “leaves it to God” whether or not he will seek the nation’s second-highest elected post.

“If the President thinks it is God’s will, he will make the proper announcement in due course,” Roque said.

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