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DID YOU KNOW: 1986 snap election

/ 12:03 AM February 07, 2017

On November 1985, then President Ferdinand Marcos announced before an American television audience that he would hold a snap election for the presidency to confirm that he still had the mandate of the people. On Feb. 7, 1986, a snap election was held amid reports of fraud, violence and disenfranchisement. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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