Philippine parliamentary election, 1984

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Philippine parliamentary election, 1984
1978 ←
May 14, 1984 → 1987 (congress)

All 181 seats in the Regular Batasang Pambansa
91 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Cesar Virata, 1983.jpg Nene Pimentel cropped.jpg
Leader Cesar Virata José Laurel, Jr. Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.
Leader since 1981 1984 1978
Leader's seat Cavite At-large Batangas At-large Cagayan de Oro City At-large
Last election 163 seats 0 seats 0 seats
Seats won 114 35 6
Seat change Decrease 49 Increase 35 Increase 6

Prime Minister before election

Cesar Virata

Elected Prime Minister

Cesar Virata

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Parliamentary elections were held on May 14, 1984, in the Philippines. Like past elections, charges of bribery, protests and complaints on irregularities marred the elections. Former Manila Times publisher Chino Roces and Former Senator and opposition leader Jose W. Diokno supported the campaign of boycotting the elections. The NAMFREL (NAMFREL) helped to lessen election rigging during the election.

Aquino Assassination and the events to the Regular Batasang Pambansa Elections[edit]

After the assassination of opposition leader former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983, the opposition ran for the Regular Batasang Pambansa under the United Nationalist Democratic Organization (UNIDO) and the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) against the ruling Kilusang Bagong Lipunan of Ferdinand Marcos.


e • d Summary of the May 14, 1984 Philippine parliamentary election results
Parties and coalitions Seats %
KBL 110 60.10
KBL (independents) 4 2.19
KBL coalition 114 62.95
UNIDO 35 19.13
Coalitions 17 9.29
PDP-Laban 6 3.28
Mindanao Alliance 1 0.55
Partido Panaghiusa 1 0.55
CCA 1 0.55
UNIDO/PDP-Laban coalition 61 33.33
Nacionalista 2 1.09
Independents 6 3.29
Total 183 100.00
Source: Teehankee, Julio. "Electoral Politics in the Philippines" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-12-11. 

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