Rebels wel­come posts

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Com­mu­nist rebel lead­ers have wel­comed a pos­si­ble of­fer from the Philip­pines’ pre­sump­tive pres­i­dent-elect of four Cabi­net posts, rais­ing the prospect of a gov­ern­ment that in­cludes Marx­ist guer­ril­las who have long de­manded an end to the US mil­i­tary pres­ence and the re­dis­tri­bu­tion of land. Ro­drigo Duterte, who won the May 9 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion by a land­slide ac­cord­ing to an un­of­fi­cial count, said he will likely of­fer the Com­mu­nist Party of the Philip­pines po­si­tions in agrar­ian re­form, en­vi­ron­ment, so­cial wel­fare and labour. “The CPP and the rev­o­lu­tion­ary forces wel­come the pos­si­bil­ity of join­ing pre­sump­tive Pres­i­dent Duterte in an al­liance gov­ern­ment,” the party said in a state­ment.

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