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In landslide win, Lacson unseats Pecson as Magalang mayor

May 17, 2022 @ 15:32
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Magalang Mayor-elect Maria Lourdes Paras-Lacson has unseated the incumbent mayor Romulo Pecson with a landslide win.

Lacson led by 8,818 votes against the incumbent, receiving 38,560 votes against Pecson’s 29,742 votes, according to partial unofficial results.

“I never thought we will have this much lead (in the mayoral race. This is the first time the people of Magalang decisively voted (for their mayor),” Lacson said during her victory speech as quoted in a Sun Star Pampanga report.

“I promised to make a good story in Magalang as your mayor. I will not fail you,” she said.

This was the latest rematch between the political rivals. In 2019, Lacson lost by 27 votes against Pecson. In 2016, then Mayor Pecson was beaten by Lacson by some 600 votes.

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