Philippine presidential election, 1961

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Philippine presidential election, 1961
Philippines
← 1957 November 14, 1961 1965 →
Turnout 79.4% Increase 3.9%
  Diosdado Macapagal USS Oklahoma City 1962 cropped.jpg Carlos P Garcia.jpg
Nominee Diosdado Macapagal Carlos P. Garcia
Party Liberal Nacionalista
Running mate Emmanuel Pelaez Gil J. Puyat
Popular vote 3,554,840 2,902,996
Percentage 55.00% 44.95%

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Election results per province/city.

President before election

Carlos P. Garcia
Nacionalista

Elected President

Diosdado Macapagal
Liberal

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Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 14, 1961 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Carlos P. Garcia lost his opportunity for a second full term as President of the Philippines to Vice President President Diosdado Macapagal. His running mate, Senator Gil J. Puyat lost to Senator Emmanuel Pelaez. Six candidates ran for president, four of whom were "nuisance" candidates. This was the only election in Philippine electoral history in which a vice-president defeated the incumbent president.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Final Official Congressional Canvass

e • d Summary of the November 14, 1961 Philippine presidential election results
Candidates Parties Votes %
Diosdado Macapagal Liberal Party 3,554,840 55.05%
Carlos P. Garcia Nacionalista Party (Nationalist Party) 2,902,996 44.95%
Alfredo Abcede Federal Party 8 0.00%
German P. Villanueva Independent 2
Gregorio L. Llanza Independent 2
Praxedes Floro Independent 0
Total 6,457,817 100%
Valid votes 6,457,817 95.8%
Invalid votes 280,988 4.2%
Votes cast 6,738,805 79.4%
Registered voters 8,483,568

Vice-President[edit]

Final Official Congressional Canvass

e • d Summary of the November 14, 1961 Philippine vice presidential election results
Candidate Party Results
Votes %
Emmanuel Pelaez Liberal 2,394,400 37.57%
Sergio Osmeña, Jr. Independent 2,190,424 34.37%
Gil Puyat Nacionalista 1,787,987 28.06%
Chencay Reyes Juta Dominion Status Party 2 0.00%
Valid votes 6,732,813 94.6%
Invalid votes 365,992 5.4%
Votes cast 6,738,805 79.4%
Registered voters 8,483,568 100.00%

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