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Mar·cos(mär′kōs), Ferdinand Edralin 1917-1989.
Philippine president (1965-1986) who maintained close ties with the United States and exercised dictatorial control over his country. After a fraudulent presidential election against Corazón Aquino (1986) he fled the Philippines with his wife, Imelda (born 1929).
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1. (Biography) Ferdinand (Edralin). 1917–89, Filipino statesman; president of the Philippines from 1965; deposed and exiled in 1986
2. (Biography) his wife, Imelda (Remedios Visitacion Trinidad Romualdez). born 1929, Filipino politician; governor of Manila (1976–86); notorious for her profligacy as first lady
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Ferdinand E(dralin), 1917–1989, Philippine politician: president 1965–86.
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