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Opposition should only field one bet: Leni

VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo said the opposition against the political group of President Rodrigo Duterte should field only one candidate for President in 2022.

She said that the decision is not easy but opined that the opposition should come out with only one candidate.

She said that she is a neophyte politician who belongs to Liberal Party who was almost decimated to the ground after the 2016 elections due to a lot of migration to the administration party.

She said that to have a strong political influence, there must be a united opposition whether she is the official candidate or some other person, subject to several discussions by all opposition groups.

Earlier, former senator Antonio Trillanes IV said that he may seek the presidency if Robredo will not run. Robredo said many different candidates for President will ensure another six years of the same kind of governance that we experienced in the past almost six years.

She said the first good step is to unite the opposition in fielding candidates from the national level to the Local Government Units (LGUs).

She said a lot of people are urging her to decide already, but it’s not that easy because the feasibility of a presidential run is one of the primary considerations.

That remains to be seen in the next few months or so, said Robredo. ELIAS O. BAQUERO