Philippine Congress completes canvassing for votes cast

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The Philippine Joint Committee of Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers, completed on Tuesday the canvassing of votes for President and Vice- president.

Of the total 278 Certificate of Candidacy (CoC), Liberal Party' s Benigno Aquino III garnered 15,208,678 votes. This is 5.7 million higher than his closest rival Joseph Estrada, who ran under the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP).

PMP Vice Presidential candidate Jejomar Binay widened the lead over his closest rival Mar Roxas of the Liberal Party. Binay received a total of 14,645,574 votes compared to Roxas' 13,918,490 votes.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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