Philippine Senate election, 1971

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Philippine Senate election, 1971
Philippines
← 1969 November 8, 1971 1978 (parliamentary) →

8 (of the 24) seats in the Senate
13 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Gil Puyat Gerardo Roxas
Party Nacionalista Liberal
Leader's seat Nationwide at-large Nationwide at-large
Seats before 18 5
Seats after 16 8
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 3
Popular vote 24,819,175 33,469,677
Percentage 42.6% 57.4%
Swing Decrease 18.2% Increase 18.3%

Senate President before election

Gil Puyat
Nacionalista

Elected Senate President

Gil Puyat
Nacionalista

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A senatorial election were held in the Philippines on November 8, 1971. The opposition Liberal Party took 5 seats in the Philippine Senate while 3 seats were taken by the Nacionalista Party, the administration party; a consequence of the Plaza Miranda bombing on August 21, 1971 which wounded all the Liberal Party's candidates and almost took the lives of John Henry Osmeña and Jovito Salonga. Their terms as senators were cut short due to the declaration of martial law by Philippines Ferdinand Marcos on September 23, 1972.

Due to the ratification of a new constitution in 1973, Senate was abolished and the unicameral parliamentary Batasang Pambansa was instituted. In 1986, a new constitution was approved in 1987 that reverted the bicameral setup. This means that this would be the last election for the Senate until the 1987 election.

Results[edit]

Per party[edit]

e • d Summary of the November 8, 1971 Philippine Senate election result
Rank Candidate Party Votes %
1 Jovito Salonga Liberal 5,620,272 59.7%
2 Genaro Magsaysay Liberal 4,756,376 50.5%
3 John Henry Osmeña Liberal 4,668,092 49.6%
4 Eddie Ilarde Liberal 4,548,069 48.3%
5 Eva Estrada-Kalaw Nacionalista* 4,464,367 47.4%
6 Ramon Mitra, Jr. Liberal 3,916,833 41.6%
7 Ernesto Maceda Nacionalista 3,592,559 38.1%
8 Alejandro Almendras Nacionalista 3,427,985 36.4%
9 Manuel Elizalde, Jr. Nacionalista 3,407,276 36.2%
10 Melanio Singson Liberal 3,130,332 33.2%
11 Dominador Aytona Nacionalista 3,119,995 33.1%
12 Juan Ponce Enrile Nacionalista 3,044,461 32.3%
13 Salipada K. Pendatun Liberal 2,885,336 30.6%
14 Blas Ople Nacionalista 2,654,067 28.2%
15 Leonila D. Garcia Nacionalista 2,473,684 26.3%
16 Cipriano Tito Primicias, Jr. Nacionalista 2,099,148 22.3%
Total turnout 9,419,568 80.8%
Total votes 58,288,852 N/A
Registered voters 11,661,909 100.0%
Note: A total of 16 candidates ran for senator. Source:[1]

*Liberal Party's guest candidate.

Per party[edit]

Party Popular vote Seats
Total % Swing Won Before After % +/−
Liberal 33,469,677 57.4% Increase 18.3% 5 4 8 33.3% Increase 4
Nacionalista 24,819,175 42.6% Decrease 18.2% 3 19 16 66.7% Decrease 3
NCP 0 0.0% Steady 0 1 0 0.0% Decrease 1
Totals 58,288,852 100% 8 24 24 100.0% Steady

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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