Corazon Aquino's Life in Photos

Corazon Aquino
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An Election Against All Odds
Aquino proved to be an inspiring campaigner, evoking tears and passion wherever she spoke. Hundreds of thousands turned out for many of her rallies; Marcos responded by busing in thousands of his own supporters for counterrallies. The country seemed to be polarized. Almost immediately after the Feb. 7, 1986, polls closed, Aquino stunned Marcos by claiming victory; then the official tabulation trickled to a stop, and Marcos was declared the winner by the government. Aquino declared she had been cheated.

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