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아로요 대통령 자신은 지난해 대통령 선거에서 표를 조작했다는 비난으로 궁지에 몰려 있습니다.*

 

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The husband of President Gloria Arroyo has left Manila for a self-imposed exile in the United States in order to spare her further political troubles.

Jose Miguel Arroyo, known in the Philippines as Mike, has been accused of influence-peddling and receiving illegal kickbacks from illegal gambling operators, a charge which has also been made against the president's son and brother-in-law.

Mrs. Arroyo herself has been dogged by allegations she rigged the voting in last year's presidential elections.

She has admitted to speaking to an election official during the vote counting, but denies she tried to fix the results.

The president is rejecting calls for her resignation, and says she would welcome an impeachment trial to prove her innocence.