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Philippine massacre clan jostling for power again

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Dozens of members of a clan whose leaders are on trial for the Philippines' worst political massacre are candidates in 2013 elections, some for the president's party, media and rights groups said Friday. 

The prime suspects in the Philippine's worst political massacre: Andal Ampatuan (L); former governor of the Philippine province of Maguindanao Andal Ampatuan Senior (C); and Zaldy Ampatuan (R-in red shirt). Outrage has followed revelations that dozens of members of the Ampatuan clan are candidates in the 2013 elections, media and rights groups said Friday.

The revelations sparked outrage on the three-year anniversary of the massacre, in which 58 people died, with critics saying the Ampatuan family's enduring political influence underlined the country's "culture of impunity".

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