Philippine general election, 1953

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Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 10, 1953 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Elpidio Quirino lost his opportunity to get a second full term as President of the Philippines to former Defense Secretary Ramon Magsaysay. His running mate, Senator Jose Yulo lost to Senator Carlos P. Garcia. Vice President Fernando Lopez did not run for re-election. This was the first time that an elected president did not come from the Senate.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

e • d Summary of the November 10, 1953 Philippine presidential election results
Candidate Party Results
Votes %
Ramon Magsaysay Nacionalista 2,912,992 68.90%
Elpidio Quirino Liberal 1,313,991 31.08%
Gaudencio Bueno Independent 736 0.02%
Valid votes 4,227,719 97.7%
Invalid votes 98,987 2.3%
Votes cast 4,326,706 77.2%
Totals 5,603,231 100.00%

Vice-President[edit]

e • d Summary of the November 10, 1953 Philippine vice presidential election results
Candidate Party Results
Votes %
Carlos P. Garcia Nacionalista 2,515,265 62.90%
José Yulo Liberal 1,483,802 37.10%
Valid votes 3,999,067 92.4%
Invalid votes 327,639 7.6%
Votes cast 4,326,706 77.2%
Totals 5,603,231 100.00%

Senate[edit]


e • d Summary of the November 10, 1953 Philippine Senate election result
Rank Candidate Party Votes
1 Fernando Lopez Democratic 2,272,642 52.5%
2 Lorenzo Tañada Citizens' 2,156,717 49.8%
3 Eulogio Rodriguez Nacionalista 2,071,844 47.9%
4 Emmanuel Pelaez Nacionalista 2,010,128 46.5%
5 Edmundo Cea Nacionalista 1,961,705 45.3%
6 Mariano Jesús Cuenco Nacionalista 1,853,247 42.8%
7 Alejo R. Mabanag Nacionalista 1,846,190 42.7%
8 Ruperto Kangleon Democratic 1,521,012 35.2%
9 Geronima Pecson Liberal 1,349,163 31.2%
10 Camilo Osías Liberal 1,324,567 30.6%
11 Jose Figueroa Liberal 1,194,952 27.6%
12 Vicente Madrigal Liberal 1,155,577 26.7%
13 José Avelino Liberal 1,012,599 23.4%
14 Jacinto O. Borja Liberal 968,841 22.4%
15 Salipada K. Pendatun Liberal 945,755 21.9%
16 Pablo A. David Liberal 909,790 21.0%
17 Felisberto Verano Nacionalista 59,782 1.4%
18 Jose Maria Veloso Nacionalista 10,270 0.2%
19 Alfredo Abcede Federal Party 5,365 0.1%
20 Concepcion R. Lim de Planas Independent 4,439 0.1%
Total turnout 4,326,706 77.2%
Total votes 24,634,585 N/A
Registered voters 5,603,231 100.0%
Note: A total of 20 candidates ran for senator. Source:[1]

House of Representatives[edit]

e • d Summary of the November 10, 1953 Philippine House of Representatives election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats won
Total  % Swing Total  % +/−
Nacionalista 1,930,367 47.30% Increase 13.25% 31 30.39% Decrease 2
Liberal 1,624,571 39.81% Decrease 13.19% 59 57.84% Decrease 7
Democratic 342,889 8.40% Increase 8.29% 11 11.76% Increase 11
Independent Nacionalista 42,081 1.03% Increase 1.03% 0 0.00% Steady
Independent Liberal 25,927 0.64% Increase 0.64% 0 0.00% Steady
People's 3,155 0.08% Decrease 0.02% 0 0.00% Steady
New Young Philippines 620 0.02% Increase 0.02% 0 0.00% Steady
Republican 431 0.01% Decrease 0.01% 0 0.00% Steady
Citizens' 0 0.00% Decrease 0.19% 0 0.98% Steady
Independent 111,160 8.40% Increase 8.29% 1 0.98% Steady
Totals 4,081,201 100.00% -- 102 100.00% Increase 2
Source: Teehankee, Julio. "Electoral Politics in the Philippines" (PDF). quezon.ph. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Christof Hartmann; Graham Hassall; Soliman M. Santos, Jr. (2001). Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz and Christof Hartmann, ed. Elections in Asia and the Pacific Vol. II. Oxford University Press. pp. 185–230. ISBN 0199249598. 

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