Philippine general election, 1961

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Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 14, 1961 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Carlos P. Garcia lost his opportunity for a second full term as President of the Philippines to Vice President President Diosdado Macapagal. His running mate, Senator Sergio Osmeña, Jr. lost to Senator Emmanuel Pelaez. Six candidates ran for president, four of whom were "nuisance" candidates. This was the only election in Philippine electoral history in which a vice-president defeated the incumbent president.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

e • d Summary of the November 14, 1961 Philippine presidential election results
Candidate Party Results
Votes %
Diosdado Macapagal Liberal 3,554,840 55.05%
Carlos P. Garcia Nacionalista 2,902,996 44.95%
Alfredo Abcede Federal 7 0.00%
German P. Villanueva Independent 2
Gregorio L. Llanza Independent 2
Praxedes Floro Independent 0
Valid votes 6,457,817 95.8%
Invalid votes 280,988 4.2%
Votes cast 6,738,805 79.4%
Registered voters 8,483,568 100.00%

Vice-President[edit]

e • d Summary of the November 14, 1961 Philippine vice presidential election results
Candidate Party Results
Votes %
Emmanuel Pelaez Liberal 2,394,400 37.57%
Sergio Osmeña, Jr. Independent 2,190,424 34.37%
Gil Puyat Nacionalista 1,787,987 28.06%
Chencay Reyes Juta Dominion Status Party 2 0.00%
Valid votes 6,732,813 94.6%
Invalid votes 365,992 5.4%
Votes cast 6,738,805 79.4%
Registered voters 8,483,568 100.00%

Senate[edit]

e • d Summary of the November 14, 1961 Philippine Senate election result
Rank Candidate Party Votes %
1 Raul Manglapus Progressive1 3,489,658 51.8%
2 Manuel Manahan Progressive1 3,088,040 45.8%
3 Lorenzo Sumulong Nacionalista 2,817,228 41.8%
4 Francisco Soc Rodrigo Liberal 2,710,322 40.2%
5 Gaudencio Antonino Liberal 2,636,420 39.1%
6 Camilo Osías Liberal 2,634,783 39.1%
7 Maria Kalaw Katigbak Liberal 2,546,147 37.8%
8 Jose Roy Nacionalista 2,443,110 36.3%
9 Tecla Ziga Liberal 2,318,518 34.4%
10 Quintin Paredes Nacionalista 2,206,064 32.7%
11 Pacita Madrigal-Gonzales Nacionalista 2,172,260 32.2%
12 Cesar Climaco Liberal 2,142,741 31.8%
13 Domocao Alonto Nacionalista 1,877,698 27.9%
14 Decoroso Rosales Nacionalista 1,863,560 27.7%
15 Pedro Sabido Nacionalista 1,746,698 25.9%
16 Angel Castaño Nacionalista 1,734,247 25.7%
17 Jose E. Romero Nacionalista 973,612 14.4%
18 Agustin Marking Independent 127,820 1.9%
19 Francisco Ofemaria Independent 41,084 0.6%
20 Ernesto Hidalgo Independent 1,878 0.0%
21 Leon Javinez Sr. Independent 339 0.0%
22 Jose Briones Independent 141 0.0%
Total turnout 6,738,805 79.4%
Total votes 39,572,377 N/A
Registered voters 8,483,568 100.0%
Note: A total of 22 candidates ran for senator. Source:[1]
^1 Liberal Party's guest candidate

House of Representatives[edit]

e • d Summary of the November 14, 1961 Philippine House of Representatives election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats won
Total  % Swing Total  % +/−
Nacionalista 3,923,390 61.02% Decrease 0.16% 74 71.15% Decrease 8
Liberal 2,167,641 33.71% Increase 3.55% 29 27.88% Increase 10
Independent Liberal 47,614 0.74% Increase 0.68% 0 0.00% Steady
Independent Nacionalista 40,220 0.63% Decrease 0.45% 0 0.00% Steady
NCP 7,837 0.12% Decrease 2.74% 0 0.00% Decrease 1
Independent 243,110 3.78% Increase 1.45% 1 0.96% Increase 1
Totals 6,429,812 100.00% -- 104 100.00% Increase 2
Source: Teehankee, Julio. "Electoral Politics in the Philippines". quezon.ph. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 

See also[edit]

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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