New President of the Philippines – level 1

23-05-2016 15:00

This news is from the Philippines. Rodrigo Duterte wins the presidential election. He gets 15.6 million votes. The second best man gets 9.5 million votes.

Duterte is born in 1945. His family has political links. He trains as a lawyer. He becomes a vice mayor of Davao. Later, he becomes the mayor. He reduces crime and corruption. People like him for this.

Not everybody likes him, however. People criticise his comments.  One thing he says is bad things about the Pope.

Difficult words: presidential election (when people choose the new president), political links (political contacts/friends/business partners), reduce (to make something smaller).

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