The Philippines' midterm elections last week were a complete rout for the opposition. None of its candidates won a Senate seat, and it is down to barely over a dozen out of 297 seats in the House of Representatives.
"It was an absolute, complete and untrammelled evisceration of the opposition. The enervated liberal democrats and progressives were outgunned," said political analyst Richard Heydarian, who wrote the book The Rise Of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy.
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