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Manila, Philippines<br />
February 1986<br />
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Corazon Aquino campaigning for President of the Phippines.<br />
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The People Power Revolution was a mostly nonviolent mass demonstration in the Philippines. <br />
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In November 1985, President Ferdinand Marcos announced snap presidential elections be held in 1996, one year ahead of schedule. The opposition candidate was Corazon Aquino and Marcos himself ran for re-election. The elections were held on February 7. The electoral exercise was marred by widespread violence and tampering of election results. The official election canvasser, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), declared Marcos the victor. The National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL), an accredited poll watcher, had Aquino as the winner. Due to the reports of alleged fraud, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) issued a statement condemning the elections. The United States Senate passed a resolution stating the same. <br />
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Four days of action with millions of Filipinos taking to the streets in Manila led to the downfall of the authoritarian regime of President Marcos. The Marcos family fled the country and was transported by American helicopters. Corazon Aquino was installed as the president of the Republic.

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Manila, Philippines
February 1986

Corazon Aquino campaigning for President of the Phippines.

The People Power Revolution was a mostly nonviolent mass demonstration in the Philippines.

In November 1985, President Ferdinand Marcos announced snap presidential elections be held in 1996, one year ahead of schedule. The opposition candidate was Corazon Aquino and Marcos himself ran for re-election. The elections were held on February 7. The electoral...
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From gallery: Corazon Aquino 1986
Photographer: ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU
Source: Anthony Suau
Date 7 Feb 1986
Location: Manila Philippines
Credit: Anthony Suau © 1986
Copyright: Anthony Suau 1986
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