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Poor in India can dream, says its first tribal president

Poor in India can dream, says its first tribal president

INDIA'S first president from a marginalised tribal community, Droupadi Murmu, said after being sworn in that her election was an "achievement of every poor person in the country". Murmu's elevation to India's highest constitutional post has been seen as an important gesture of goodwill by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the communities that make up more than 8% of its 1.4 billion people ahead of a general election due by 2024. Murmu, a former teacher and state minister from Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is the second woman to hold the largely ceremonial role of president. She was born into…
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Duterte’s daughter sworn in as Philippines vice president

Duterte’s daughter sworn in as Philippines vice president

ENRICO DELA CRUZ SARA DUTERTE-CARPIO, daughter of outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, was sworn in as the country's 15th vice president, calling for national unity following a divisive election campaign. "The days ahead may be full of challenges that call for us to be more united as a nation," she said in an inauguration address in her hometown Davao, where she took the oath of office with her parents standing next to her. Duterte-Carpio, 44, was the running mate of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who also won in the May 9 elections and will be sworn in as the country's president…
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