Manila: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has made a big announcement that he will not participate in the 2022 vice-presidential election. He has also announced his retirement from politics. Duterte's move is also seen as a way to take his daughter to power in the country.
"I am not constitutionally fit to contest presidential elections and if I contest, it will be a violation of the Constitution and the law," Philippines President Duterte said emotionally. My contesting for the post of Vice President will also be like hurting the spirit of the Constitution. That is why I announce my retirement from politics. Duterte's popularity was considered the same this time when he came to power in 2016 with the promise of eliminating drugs in the country. Legally, he cannot contest again.
Therefore, he had announced that he would not contest for the post of Vice President. This is attributed to the possibility of criminal action against Duterte due to several allegations. But he has shocked everyone by announcing his retirement. Duterte announced his retirement from the place where people were considering his nominations. However, he did not say when he is retiring.