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Moves to oust Philippine President Arroyo

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Moves to oust Philippine President Arroyo


Philippine President, Gloria Arroyo is to facing possible impeachment.The county’s parliamentary opposition has drawn up a document calling for her removal because of charges of corruption and vote rigging.

Arroyo has faced increasing pressure to quitt since admitting last June that she phoned an election official during the count for the 2004 presidential poll. Opposition has also focussed on her family. Demonstators claim her husband has been taking bribes while her son and brother-in-law have also been implicated. Despite apologising for what she terms was a lapse in judgement and the setting up of a truth commission to restore public confidence, time seems to be running out for the president.
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