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Philippines Mayoral Candidates Break Tie with Coin Toss

A coin toss has decided the winner of a race for mayor in a small town in the Philippines, after both candidates received the same number of votes in Monday's election.

The candidates in the farming town of San Teodoro in central Mindoro Oriental province agreed to flip a coin five times each at the local elections office, with the candidate getting the most heads proclaimed the winner.

Marvic Feraren of the ruling Liberal Party came out victorious over his rival, Boyet Py, but not before a first round of coin tossing also resulted in a tie.

Officials say both of the candidates shook hands and accepted the results of the coin toss, which is allowed under the country's election code.

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