Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has known all sorts of coups. She was in the throes of dancing in her pajamas in 2001 when she was told the military chief of staff was willing to see her, just days before the president, Joseph Estrada, was ousted in a withdrawal of military support. That installed her, then vice president, in power. A new kind of coup has resurrected her after years in the wilderness.

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