Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1987

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Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1987
Philippines
1984 (Parliament) ←
May 11, 1987 → 1992

200 of the 214 seats in the House of Representatives
108 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Speaker Ramon Mitra.jpg
Leader Jose Cojuangco, Jr. Ramon Mitra, Jr. Jose Yap
Party PDP-Laban Lakas ng Bansa UNIDO
Alliance LABAN LABAN LABAN
Leader's seat Tarlac–1st Palawan–2nd Tarlac–2nd
Last election 6 seats (new party) 35 seats
Seats won 43 24 19
Seat change Increase 37 Increase 24 Decrease 16
Popular vote 3,477,958 3,510,638 2,570,876
Percentage 17.3% 17.5% 12.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Raul Daza Rodolfo Albano  
Party Liberal KBL Nacionalista
Alliance LABAN GAD GAD
Leader's seat Northern Samar–1st Isabela–1st
Last election 0 seats 114 seats 0 seats
Seats won 16 11 4
Seat change Increase 16 Decrease 103 Increase 4
Popular vote 2,101,575 823,676 1,444,399
Percentage 10.5% 4.1% 7.2%

Speaker before election

Nicanor Yñiguez (of the Regular Batasang Pambansa)
KBL

Elected Speaker

Ramon Mitra
Lakas ng Bansa

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Elections for members of the House of Representatives in the Philippines were held on May 11, 1987. This was the first legislative election since 1984, the first House of Representatives elections since 1969, and the first election since the People Power Revolution that overthrew president Ferdinand Marcos and brought Corazon Aquino to power after alleged election fraud by the former during the 1986 presidential election against the latter.

Although no party surpassed 20% of the popular vote, candidates that ran under two or more parties won a quarter of the seats, followed by PDP-Laban and Lakas ng Bansa of subsequent speaker Ramon Mitra, Jr. that would later be the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino after some of the members of PDP-Laban defected. The Ferdinand Marcos loyalists either ran under the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, as independents, or found their way into the pro-Corazon Aquino parties. The pro-Aquino parties won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives.

Under the provisions of the constitution the 8th Congress will last for an unprecedented five years until June 30, 1992.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the May 11, 1987 Philippine House of Representatives election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats won
Total  % Total  %
Lakas ng Bansa 3,510,638 17.5 24 12.0
PDP-Laban 3,477,958 17.3 22 21.5
PDP-Laban/Lakas ng Bansa alliance 21
Independents 2,660,894 13.2 23 12.0
Candidates that ran under 2 or more parties/Others 2,648,719 13.2 55 27.5
UNIDO 2,570,876 12.8 19 10.0
Liberal 2,101,575 10.5 16 8.0
Nacionalista 1,444,399 7.2 4 2.0
KBL 823,676 4.1 11 6.0
Partido ng Bayan 328,215 1.6 2 1.0
GAD 268,156 1.3 2 1.0
Lakas ng Bayan 248,489 1.2 1 0.0
Total 20,083,595 100.0 200 100.0
Source: Teehankee, Julio. "Electoral Politics in the Philippines". quezon.ph. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 

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