The results of the elections within the U.S. resulting in Donald Trump’s defeat should remind President Rodrigo Duterte that leaders with authoritarian tendencies will all have their time to be out from power, the country’s former human rights chief said Sunday.
Democrat Joe Biden over the weekend secured quite 270 of the specified electoral votes to become the 46th president of the us , ending what has been described as a tumultuous presidency for Trump and denying him a second term.
Akbayan chairperson emeritus Etta Rosales during a statement said such outcome should prompt Duterte to seem closely on what endings he too could meet.
“[We call] on Mr. Rodrigo Duterte to require an honest hard check out the results of the US presidential election,” she said. “Trump’s defeat serves both as a warning and reminder to Duterte and his minions that each one tyrants, no matter their popularity and power, will fall.”
Across the planet , the 2 leaders of countries that had since been longtime allies are often aligned with China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Putin for his or her strongman-like leadership and rhetoric.
In 2017, transcript obtained by US media showed Trump praising Duterte for his anti-illegal drug campaign that has seen thousands killed and has, in contrast, earned widespread criticism from the international community.
“I just wanted to congratulate you because i’m hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem,” the US leader was quoted to possess said. “Many countries have the matter …but what an excellent job you’re doing.”
For the war he has waged, Duterte now faces charges of crimes against humanity before the International court , and a lawyers’ group has said too that cases await him after he steps down in 2022.
The president had since denied the strongman claims against him, saying he has never jailed critics and will take the warmth . He has, however, continuously lashed out against human rights advocates and therefore the press.
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