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Growing up in the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines' new President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr wanted to be an astronaut before he followed in his father's footsteps into politics.

He served as vice-governor and twice as governor of the family's northern stronghold of Ilocos Norte province, and also had stints in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

His 92-year-old mother, Imelda, said she had dreamed of him becoming the country's leader.

Here's a look at who Ferdinand Marcos Jr. really is.