Monday, February 7, 2011


1986 - Philippine snap elections for the presidency and vice-presidency are held after two years of  apparent instability and months of unrest following the assassination of former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. in 1983 and reports of poor health of strongman Ferdinand E. Marcos; incumbent President Marcos, who declared Martial Law in September 1972, will officially win the snap polls but the opposition will claim massive cheating and the EDSA I "People Power" revolution will install Aquino's widow, Corazon Cojuanco Aquino, as President two weeks later.

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