1961 Philippine House of Representatives elections
All 104 seats in the House of Representatives of the Philippines
53 seats needed for a majority
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The Elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on November 14, 1961. Held on the same day as the presidential election, the party of the incumbent president, Carlos P. Garcia's Nacionalista Party, won majority of the seats in the House of Representatives. However, Diosdado Macapagal of the opposition Liberal Party won the presidential election which led to majority of the elected Nacionalista congressman to switch sides to the Liberals. This led to Cornelio Villareal on being elected as the Speaker of the House.
The elected representatives served in the 5th Congress from 1961 to 1965.
The top bar represents seats won, while the bottom bar represents the proportion of votes received.
- 1 Independents: 3.78%
- No seats won: 1.49% (white)
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|Sources: Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, Christof Hartmann, Graham Hassall & Soliman M. Santos. |
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