Philippine Senate election, 1949

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Philippine Senate election, 1949
Philippines
← 1947 November 8, 1949 1951 →

8 (of the 24) seats in the Senate
13 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Carlos P Garcia.jpg
Leader Mariano Jesús Cuenco Carlos P. Garcia
Party Liberal Nacionalista
Leader's seat Nationwide at-large Nationwide at-large
Seats before 15 8
Seats after 18 4
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 4
Popular vote 12,782,449 8,900,568
Percentage 52.5% 36.6%
Swing Decrease 1.9% Decrease 8.4%

Senate President before election

Mariano Jesús Cuenco
Liberal

Elected Senate President

Mariano Jesús Cuenco
Liberal

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Elections for the members of the Senate were held on November 8, 1949 in the Philippines.

While President Elpidio Quirino won a full term as President of the Philippines after the death of President Manuel Roxas in 1948, and his running mate, Senator Fernando Lopez won as Vice President, their Liberal Party won all of the contested seats in the Senate. 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 (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) of widespread fraud and intimidation of the opposition by military action, calling it the "dirty election".

Results[edit]

Per candidate[edit]

e • d Summary of the November 8, 1949 Philippine Senate election result
Rank Candidate Party Votes %
1. Quintin Paredes Liberal 1,756,898 49.1%
2. Esteban R. Abada Liberal 1,685,520 47.1%
3. Lorenzo Sumulong Liberal 1,615,124 45.1%
4. Enrique B. Magalona Liberal 1,577,083 44.1%
5. Tomas Cabili Liberal 1,575,075 44.0%
6. Macario Peralta, Jr. Liberal 1,566,376 43.8%
7. Justiniano Montano Liberal 1,515,569 42.3%
8. Teodoro de Vera1 Liberal 1,486,158 41.5%
9. Claro M. Recto Nacionalista 1,390,528 38.8%
10. Alejo R. Mabanag Nacionalista 1,150,818 32.1%
11. Trinidad Legarda Nacionalista 1,108,732 31.0%
12. Jose O. Vera Nacionalista 1,101,996 30.8%
13. Jose Ma. Veloso Nacionalista 1,069,817 29.9%
14. Marcelo Adduru Nacionalista 1,053,754 29.4%
15. Pedro Hernaez Nacionalista 1,025,342 28.6%
16. Domocao Alonto Nacionalista 999,581 27.9%
17. Jose T. Nueno Liberal (Avelino Wing) 391,394 10.9%
18. Salipada Pendatun Liberal (Avelino Wing) 374,340 10.5%
19. Olegario Clarin Liberal (Avelino Wing) 346,921 9.7%
20. Filemon Sotto Liberal (Avelino Wing) 343,823 9.6%
21. Felicidad Manuel Liberal (Avelino Wing) 340,781 9.5%
22. Aurelio Intertas Liberal (Avelino Wing) 293,630 8.2%
23. Jose Tando Liberal (Avelino Wing) 291,550 8.1%
24. Apolonio Curato Liberal (Avelino Wing) 267,073 7.5%
25. Leonardo Tenebro Independent
26. Cesar Bulacan Independent
Total turnout 3,579,917 69.7%
Total votes 24,336,652 N/A
Registered voters 5,135,814 100.0%
Note: A total of 27 candidates ran for senator. Source:[1]
^1 Replaced by Claro M. Recto as per decision of Senate Electoral Tribunal dated April 3, 1952.


Per party[edit]

Party Popular vote Seats
Total % Swing Won Before After % +/−
Liberal 12,782,449 52.5% Decrease 1.9% 8 15 18 66.7% Increase 3
Nacionalista 8,900,568 36.6% Decrease 8.4% 0 8 4 29.2% Decrease 4
Liberal–Avelino wing 2,649,512 10.9% Increase 10.9% 0 0 0 0.0% Steady
Independent 4,123 0.0% Decrease 0.5% 0 0 0 0.0% Steady
Popular Front 0 1 1 0.0% Steady
Totals 24,336,652 100% 8 24 23 95.8% Decrease 1

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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