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【BBC News】Philippines to swear in new leader as Duterte leaves

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Ferdinand Marcos Jr will be sworn in as the Philippines' next president on Thursday, succeeding the outgoing leader Rodrigo Duterte.

  • Outgoing leader:离任的领导者

Mr Marcos Jr - nicknamed Bong Bong - won 60% of the vote over rival Leni Robredo in a highly-watched election.

His win marks a stunning comeback for the Marcos political dynasty, which was ousted after a popular revolt in 1986.

  • stunning:惊人的;绝妙的;极有魅力的
  • oust:取代
  • revolt:反叛;反抗

The daughter of the incumbent president, Sara Duterte, will be sworn in as vice-president.

  • incumbent:现任的

Mr Marcos Jr will take his oath of office at midday local time (0400GMT) at the National Museum in Manila.

  • oath:誓言

Hundreds of local and foreign dignitaries will attend and some 15,000 security personnel will be deployed across the Philippines capital for the event.

  • dignitary:政要;高官
  • deploy:部署

The 64-year-old leader is inheriting a country still on the road to recovery from a years' long pandemic, and an economic outlook clouded by skyrocketing inflation and rising debt.

  • inherit:继承;传承;接手
  • outlook:前景
  • skyrocket:物价猛涨;突然出现

Critics say his sweeping promises to boost jobs and tackle rising prices have seen little discussion on actual policy reform.

  • tackle:处理

Some are also looking to Mr Marcos Jr to rehabilitate the country's image in the wake of Mr Duterte's term, which has been characterised by a bloody war on drugs policy and a tightening grip on press freedom.

  • rehabilitate:修复
  • havilitate:使...具有资格
  • grip:控制;抓手
  • press freedom:新闻自由

However a day before his inauguration, a Philippines regulator announced it was standing by its decision to shut down investigative news site Rappler - one of the few media outlets in the Philippines that is critical of Rodrigo Duterte's government.

  • inauguration:就职典礼

Mr Marcos Jr's inauguration marks the culmination of a decades-long struggle by the Marcoses to reclaim their political glory.

  • culmination:高潮;顶点

His father Ferdinand led the country from 1965 until 1986, imposing martial law and presiding over a period of widespread human rights abuses, corruption and poverty.

  • impose:推行
  • martial:战争的;军事的
  • corruption:腐败

That rule ended in 1986, when a mass uprising saw millions of people take to the streets and the Marcos family - including a 28-year-old Bongbong - fled the country for Hawaii.

  • flee:逃走

The long-time politician, who returned to the Philippines in 1991, has since sought to paint his father's presidency as a "golden period" of growth and prosperity.

  • prosperity:繁荣

Mr Marcos Jr's popularity was buoyed by an aggressive social media drive, which proved especially appealing to voters not old enough to have experienced the years of dictatorship first-hand.

  • buoy:支持;支撑;浮起
  • dictatorship:独裁岁月

Meanwhile, critics levelled accusations that his social media campaign was rife with misinformation and whitewashed atrocities under his father's rule. He has denied these allegations.

  • rife:充斥着
  • atrocity:暴行
  • allegation:断言

His election campaign was also boosted by having Sara Duterte as his running mate, merging two political dynasties' strongholds - the Marcoses in northern Philippines and the Dutertes in the southern Mindanao island.

(From:BBC News-Philippines to swear in new leader as Duterte leaves)

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