Philippine presidential election, 1949

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Philippine presidential election, 1949
Philippines
1946 ←
November 8, 1949
→ 1953

  Elpidio R Quirino.jpg Jose Laurel.JPG
Nominee Elpidio Quirino José P. Laurel
Party Liberal Nacionalista
Running mate Fernando Lopez Manuel Briones
Popular vote 1,803,808 1,318,330
Percentage 50.93% 37.22%

President before election

Elpidio Quirino
Liberal

Elected President

Elpidio Quirino
Liberal

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Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 8, 1949 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Elpidio Quirino won a full term as President of the Philippines after the death of President Manuel Roxas in 1948. His running mate, Senator Fernando Lopez won as Vice President. Despite factions created in the administration party, Quirino won a satisfactory vote from the public. It was the only time in Philippine history where the duly elected president, vice president and senators all came from the same party, the Liberal Party. Carlos P. Romulo and Marvin M. Gray, publisher of the Manila Evening News, accuse Quirino in their book The Magsaysay Story [1] of widespread fraud and intimidation of the opposition by military action, calling it the "dirty election".

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Final Official Congressional Canvass

e • d Summary of the November 8, 1949 Philippine presidential election results
Candidate Party Results
Votes %
Elpidio Quirino Liberal (Quirino Wing) 1,803,808 50.93%
José P. Laurel Nacionalista 1,318,330 37.22%
José Avelino Liberal (Avelino Wing) 419,890 11.85%
Valid votes 3,542,028 98.9%
Invalid votes 37,899 1.1%
Votes cast 3,579,917 69.7%
Registered voters 5,135,814 100.0%

Vice-President[edit]

Final Official Congressional Canvass

e • d Summary of the November 8, 1949 Philippine vice presidential election results
Candidate Party Results
Votes %
Fernando Lopez Liberal (Quirino Wing) 1,341,284 52.19%
Manuel Briones Nacionalista 1,184,215 46.08%
Vicente J. Francisco Liberal (Avelino Wing) 44,510 1.73%
Valid votes 3,370,067 94.1%
Invalid votes 209,850 5.9%
Votes cast 3,579,917 69.7%
Registered voters 5,135,814 100.0%

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Magsaysay Story" (The John Day Company, 1956, updated – with an additional chapter on Magsaysay's death - re-edition by Pocket Books, Special Student Edition, SP-18, December 1957)