Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1969

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Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1969
Philippines
← 1965 November 11, 1969 1978 →

All 110 seats in the House of Representatives of the Philippines
56 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
NP
LP
Leader José Laurel, Jr. Justiniano Montano
Party Nacionalista Liberal
Leader's seat Capiz–2nd Cavite
Last election 38 seats, 41.76% 61 seats, 51.32%
Seats won 88 18
Seat change Increase 50 Decrease43
Popular vote 4,590,374 2,641,786
Percentage 58.93% 33.91%
Swing Increase 17.17% Decrease 17.41%

Speaker before election

José Laurel, Jr.
Nacionalista

Elected Speaker

José Laurel, Jr.
Nacionalista

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The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on November 11, 1969. Held on the same day as the presidential election, the party of the incumbent president, Ferdinand Marcos's Nacionalista Party, won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives.[1]

The elected representatives served in the 7th Congress from 1969 to 1973, although it was cut short due to the proclamation of martial law on September 23, 1972 by president Marcos. The proclamation suspended the constitution and closed both chambers of Congress, which allowed Marcos to rule by decree. The Constitutional Convention then passed a new constitution, which was approved by the electorate in a 1973 plebiscite that abolished the bicameral Congress and instead instituted a unicameral Batasang Pambansa (National Legislature or Parliament).

Results[edit]

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

88 18 4
58.93% 33.91% 6.73%
Nacionalista Liberal [1]
1 Others
No seats won: 0.43% (white)
e • d Summary of the November 11, 1969 Philippine House of Representatives election results
Party Popular vote Seats won
Total  % Swing Total  % +/−
Nacionalista 4,590,374 58.93% Increase 17.17% 88 80.00% Increase 50
Liberal 2,641,786 33.91% Decrease 17.41% 18 16.36% Decrease 43
Independent Nacionalista 129,424 1.66% Increase 0.67% 2 1.82% Increase 1
Independent Liberal 24,546 0.32% Decrease 1.16% 0 0.00% Decrease 1
Party for Philippine Progress 5,031 0.06% Decrease 0.52% 0 0.00% Steady
Young Philippines 3,917 0.05% Decrease 0.12% 0 0.00% Steady
Reformist 43 0.00% Increase 0.00% 0 0.00% Steady
Independent 394,700 5.07% Increase 1.37% 2 1.82% Decrease 1
Total 7,789,821 100% 110 100% Increase 6
Valid votes 7,789,821 94.97%
Invalid votes 412,970 5.03%
Total turnout 8,202,791 79.63%
Registered voters 10,300,898 100%
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. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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