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Duterte wins Philippine presidency in official count

  • In this Monday, May 9, 2016 photo, front-running presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte smiles during a news conference shortly after voting in a polling precinct at Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School, Matina district, his hometown in Davao city in southern Philippines. Philippine lawmakers say Rodrigo Duterte has been elected president and Leni Robredo elected vice president in official vote count.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    In this Monday, May 9, 2016 photo, front-running presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte smiles during a news conference shortly after voting in a polling precinct at Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School, Matina district, his hometown in Davao city in southern Philippines. Philippine lawmakers say Rodrigo Duterte has been elected president and Leni Robredo elected vice president in official vote count.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Sunday, May 15, 2016 photo, Vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo prepares to address supporters after attending a thanksgiving mass for the country's peaceful elections at the Ateneo De Manila campus at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. On Friday, May 27, 2016 Philippine lawmakers say Rodrigo Duterte has been elected president and Leni Robredo elected vice president in official vote count. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

    In this Sunday, May 15, 2016 photo, Vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo prepares to address supporters after attending a thanksgiving mass for the country's peaceful elections at the Ateneo De Manila campus at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. On Friday, May 27, 2016 Philippine lawmakers say Rodrigo Duterte has been elected president and Leni Robredo elected vice president in official vote count. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Sunday, May 15, 2016 photo, Vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo prepares to address supporters after attending a thanksgiving mass for the country's peaceful elections at the Ateneo De Manila campus at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. On Friday, May 27, 2016 Philippine lawmakers say Rodrigo Duterte has been elected president and Leni Robredo elected vice president in official vote count. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

    In this Sunday, May 15, 2016 photo, Vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo prepares to address supporters after attending a thanksgiving mass for the country's peaceful elections at the Ateneo De Manila campus at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. On Friday, May 27, 2016 Philippine lawmakers say Rodrigo Duterte has been elected president and Leni Robredo elected vice president in official vote count. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)  (The Associated Press)

An official vote count by Philippine lawmakers has determined that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was elected president and Rep. Leni Robredo triumphed as vice president in elections earlier this month.

The congressional vote count, which ended late Friday, determined that Duterte, the crime-busting mayor of southern Davao city, received more than 16.6 million votes in an overwhelming victory, while Robredo won more than 14.4 million votes.

Robredo narrowly beat Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of a dictator ousted in a 1986 "people power" revolt, with a margin of just over 263,000 votes.

It was not immediately clear whether Robredo's victory will be contested by Marcos, who has made accusations about possible election irregularities.

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said Congress will officially proclaim Duterte and Robredo as winners on Monday.