Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1953

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Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1953
Philippines
← 1949 November 10, 1953 1957 →

All 102 seats in the House of Representatives of the Philippines
52 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
LP
NP
DP
Leader Eugenio Pérez José Laurel, Jr.
Party Liberal Nacionalista Democratic
Leader's seat Pangasinan–2nd Batangas–3rd
Last election 66 seats, 64.13% 33 seats, 34.05% 0 seat, 0.11%
Seats before 66A 33 0
Seats won 59 31 11
Seat change Decrease 7 Decrease 2 Increase 11
Popular vote 1,624,571 1,930,367 342,889
Percentage 39.81% 47.30% 8.40%
Swing Decrease 24.32% Increase 13.25% Increase 8.29%

Speaker before election

Eugenio Pérez
Liberal

Elected Speaker

José Laurel, Jr.
Nacionalista

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The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on November 10, 1953. Held on the same day as the presidential election, the party of the incumbent president, Elpidio Quirino's Liberal Party, won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives.[1] However, Ramon Magsaysay of the opposition Nacionalista Party was elected president, and several elected Liberal Party congressmen switched sides to the Nacionalistas which allowed José Laurel, Jr. to be elected as Speaker of the House.

The elected representatives served in the 3rd Congress from 1953 to 1957.

Results[edit]

The top bar represents seats won, while the bottom bar represents the proportion of votes received.

59 31 11 1
39.81% 47.30% 8.40%
Liberal Nacionalista DP [1]
1 Independents: 2.72%
No seats won: 1.78% (white)
e • d Summary of the November 10, 1953 Philippine House of Representatives election results
Party 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 24.32% 59 57.84% Decrease 7
Democratic 342,889 8.40% Increase 8.29% 11 10.78% 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% Increase 0.01% 0 0.00% Steady
Citizens' 0 0.00% Decrease 0.19% 0 0.98% Steady
Independent 111,160 2.72% Increase 1.30% 1 0.98% Steady
Total 4,081,201 100% 102 100% Increase 2
Valid votes 4,081,201 94.33%
Invalid votes 245,495 5.67%
Total turnout 4,326,696 77.22%
Registered voters 5,603,231 100%
Sources: Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, Christof Hartmann, Graham Hassall & Soliman M. Santos.
Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook: Volume II: South East Asia, East Asia, and the South Pacific
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& Julio Teehankee. "Electoral Politics in the Philippines" (PDF). quezon.ph. 

Note[edit]

A. ^ The combined number of seats of the Liberal Party after the two factions merged back together.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quezon, Manuel III (2007-06-06). "An abnormal return to normality". PCIJ.org. Retrieved 2010-12-06.