The Burden of a Second Mandate

Randolf S. David


The overwhelming affirmative vote given to the 1986 Constitution in the February plebiscite may be seen as a testimony to Cory Aquino's unfading popularity. Viewed against the background of the recent military-led attempts to overthrow her government, the vote signifies an unequivocal rejection of Marcos-loyalist elements and other coup plotters within the military.

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