Corazon Aquino's Life in Photos

Corazon Aquino

In Her Husband's Name, Challenging the Tyrant
Without Benigno Aquino, contending ambitions prevented the opposition from coalescing around a single candidate, even as the people appeared to be galvanized against the regime. Marcos sensed their disarray and, confident of the support of his friend President Ronald Reagan, declared a snap election to prove he still had a popular mandate. It was then that the soft-spoken, pious Catholic widow realized, reluctantly, that only she could unite the opposition, that only she could make her husband's dream come true.

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