Marcos Flees the Philippines
 

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Marcos Flees the Philippines
On February 7th, President Ferdinand Marcos, ruler of the Philippines for 20 years, ran for re-election against Corazon Aquino, widow of slain opposition leader Benigno Aquino. Marcos had Parliament declare him the winner, even though Aquino had actually won. Mass demonstrations ensued and Marcos was forced to flee when the army refused to put down the demonstrations.