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Aquino landslide

President elect pledges clean administration

President-elect Beningo MANILA - With the Philippine presidential election vote count almost complete as of press time, results show Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III taking about 40 percent of the estimated 37.5 million votes cast in the country’s first automated polls.

Former president Joseph Estrada, trailed with 25 percent of the vote, and Arroyo’s chosen successor Gilberto Teodoro ran a distant fourth.

With the Philippine presidential election vote count almost complete as of press time, results show Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III taking about 40 percent of the estimated 37.5 million votes cast in the country’s first automated polls.