Ferdinand Marcos Jr on cusp of winning landslide in Philippines elections

Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the late dictator, is on the cusp of winning the Philippines presidential election by a landslide,

potentially returning the Marcos dynasty to the Malacañang Palace 36 years after the family fled a mass uprising.

With more than 95% of the votes counted, Marcos Jr has about 30 million votes, more than double that of his closest rival, 

Vice President Leni Robredo, who has about 14 million votes, according to a partial and unofficial tally of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), reported by CNN affiliate CNN Philippines. 

Official results, however, could take weeks to be confirmed. Known as "Bongbong" in the Philippines, Marcos Jr is the son of Ferdinand Marcos Sr,

Analysts say Marcos Jr's rise is the culmination of a decades-long attempt to rebrand the Marcos family's name and image,

The former senator thanked his supporters for their belief in him in a speech late on Monday.

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