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  • Election posters for the midterm elections hang along a street as residents walk to a polling precinct in Taguig, Metro Manila, May 13, 2013.
  • A supporter greets former Philippine President Joseph Estrada after he cast his vote inside a precinct poll at a school in Manila, May 13, 2013.
  • A member of a tribal "Igorot" family casts his vote through a voting machine during midterm elections in Baguio city, northern Philippines, May 13, 2013.
  • A mother with her daughter fills out a ballot form at a school in Manila, May 13, 2013.
  • Residents wait outside a voting center to cast their votes in Taguig, Metro Manila, May 13, 2013.
  • Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos fills out her ballot near her children Senator Ferdinand Jr. "Bongbong" Marcos and Irene Marcos Araneta in Batac, Illoos Norte, May 13, 2013.
  • Residents ride a tricycle past soldiers on a patrol ahead of the midterm elections, in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao in southern Philippines, May 12, 2013.

Philippine Midterm Elections

Published May 13, 2013

More than 50 million people in the Philippines cast their votes for a new set of lawmakers and local officials on May 13, 2013. Half of the Senate's 24 seats and more than 230 House of Representatives were being contested.


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