Now the Real Headaches Begin

After more than a month of vote recounts, lawsuits and allegations of skulduggery, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo finally secured a second term as President at 3 a.m. last Thursday. With her victory over challenger Fernando Poe Jr. certified by a bitterly divided Congress, Arroyo said: "To my detractors, I appeal for unity; to my supporters, I appeal for an open mind ... This is a time for forgiveness and letting go of the past."

That remains to be seen. While Arroyo's inauguration is scheduled for June 30, Poe can still challenge the result, and street protests claiming...

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