Francis Zamora ends Estradas' decades-long hold on San Juan

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 13) — Francis Zamora has won San Juan City's mayoral post, ending the Estrada family's five-decade hold on the business district.

Based on the votes canvassed Monday by the San Juan City Board of Canvassers, Zamora garnered 35,060 votes while his rival Janella Estrada, the daughter of plunder-accused senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada and granddaughter of former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, got 24,813 votes.

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Three members of the Ejercito-Estrada family have each held the city's mayoralty post for at least two consecutive terms. Joseph Estrada was San Juan mayor from 1967 to 1986, while reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito held the position for three consecutive terms from 2001 to 2010. In 2010, he was replaced by his mother Guia Gomez, the former President's partner.

Zamora, who ran under the ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan PDP–Laban), is the son of longtime congressman Ronaldo Zamora.