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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Aquino, Corazón Cojuangco Born 1933. Philippine political leader. After the assassination of her husband, Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. (1932-1983), on his return to the Philippines from political exile, she ran for president (1986) against 20-year incumbent Ferdinand Marcos. Following the apparently fraudulent election, Marcos fled the country and Aquino became president (1986-1992).

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