The Philippines, like Argentina, is in a state of extreme political uncertainty.
Both countries are in an uncertain economic, security and political climate, and there are growing fears that a return to political violence could break out.
But unlike Argentina, the Philippines is a Latin American nation with a stable and powerful political system, which could make a return of violent politics an unlikely scenario.
There is a growing sense that the Philippines could have an opportunity to turn the page and return to peace.
In a country with a population of some 3.5 million, the country is home to about 6.5 percent of the world’s population.
At the same time, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a tough-talking politician who has frequently expressed admiration for the Chinese Communist Party, has also shown himself to be a polarizing figure, having been sworn in as president in March.
And he has been accused of human rights abuses and crimes against humanity, including the murder of suspected drug dealers.
On Monday, the Philippine government announced a moratorium on presidential pardons, arguing that Duterte is not fit to hold office and could easily use them to avoid accountability.
It is unclear how this will affect the Philippines’ political landscape.
In Argentina, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been in office since 2001, and she has presided over a dramatic turnaround in the country’s fortunes.
In 2013, Fernárdez took the country to the brink of defaulting on a $5.2 billion bond payment due in 2026.
By 2019, Argentina had recovered from an economic recession that began in 2008, when the collapse in oil prices sent its currency plunging.
Fernántez also came to power with a strong economic program that includes an ambitious economic stimulus package and reforms to the labor market.
And last year, the Argentine economy grew by 7.5 percentage points, outpacing growth in the United States and Europe.
The economy has grown by an average of 3.6 percent a year for the past seven years.
The country is expected to have a solid recovery from this economic shock, with a 7.4 percent GDP growth rate in 2019.
President Fernandez also has a reputation as a strong leader, and Fernánda, who was born in Argentina, has been praised for being a strong advocate for women’s rights and a strong defender of women’s freedoms.
But her government has also been criticized for the death penalty, including for the killing of two teenage girls by her son-in-law in 2014.
This year, Fernandez has taken some steps to reform the countrys criminal justice system, but it is unclear whether the measures will make a difference.
With the elections expected to take place in March 2019, the likelihood that a strong majority of Filipinos will vote to return to the ballot box remains remote.
The Philippine presidential election is expected, however, to have the potential to give a new lease on life to a country that has long been divided over the fate of the Philippine nation and the role of the United Nations in the region.
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