thenews.com on November 19, 2011 reported that Philippine police arrested ex-president Gloria Arroyo at her hospital bed on Friday on charges of conspiring with a feared warlord to rig an election, an offence that could lead to life in jail. The events capped a tumultuous week in Philippine politics that had seen the government block Arroyo, 64, from leaving the country after she arrived at Manila airport wearing a neck brace and saying she needed medical care abroad. The decision by the Commission on Elections to charge her Friday with rigging the 2007 senatorial elections also marked the high point in President Benigno Aquino’s campaign to hold his predecessor to account for alleged graft. “Mrs Arroyo is compelled to stay in the country and face thecharges of electoral sabotage,” Justice Secretary Leila de Lima told reporters after a Manila court issued an arrest warrant against the ex-president.
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