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Marcos banking on overseas votes to surpass Robredo

/ 07:44 PM May 11, 2016
Senator Bongbong Marcos and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo. FILE PHOTOS

Senator Bongbong Marcos and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo. FILE PHOTOS

The camp of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said they are confident to win the vice presidential race banking on the support from the overseas absentee voters.

In a press conference at Marcos’ headquarters in Mandaluyong, Atty. Francesca Huang said the unofficial count which showed administration candidate Camarines Sur Rep. Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo leading over Marcos only included 19 percent of overseas absentee votes (OAV).

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Huang said Marcos will boost his votes to surpass Robredo because he was able to get several votes from OAV.

“The overseas absentee votes have yet to be fully accounted for. The quick-count tally so far reflects only 19 percent of these votes,” Huang said.

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“We are confident of the results in this sector because we were able to confirm that Senator Marcos garnered a significant number of votes from our OFWs,” she added.

READ: Comelec: 400K overseas votes ‘crucial’ in tight VP race

The estimated 400,000 votes overseas were widely seen as a swing vote in the tight vice presidential race between Robredo and Marcos.

As of 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Robredo led the vice presidential race with 13.964,677 votes or 229,675 votes ahead of Marcos who got 13,735,002 votes according to the unofficial count of 95.62 percent of the election returns. RAM

READ: Robredo’s lead hits 100k; 400k overseas votes still not counted

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TAGS: Camarines Sur Rep. Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo, Elections 2016, OAV, overseas absentee votes, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
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