1961 Philippine House of Representatives elections

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Philippine House of Representatives elections, 1961

← 1957 November 14, 1961 1965 →

All 104 seats in the House of Representatives of the Philippines
53 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
NP
Macapagal and Marcos 1963 SONA (cropped).jpg
Leader Daniel Romualdez Cornelio Villareal
Party Nacionalista Liberal
Leader's seat Leyte–1st Capiz–2nd
Last election 82 seats, 61.19% 19 seats, 30.17%
Seats won 74 29
Seat change Decrease 8 Increase 10
Popular vote 3,923,390 2,167,641
Percentage 61.02% 33.71%
Swing Decrease 0.17% Increase 3.54%

Speaker before election

Daniel Romualdez
Nacionalista

Elected Speaker

Cornelio Villareal
Liberal

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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.[1] 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.

Results[edit]

The top bar represents seats won, while the bottom bar represents the proportion of votes received.

74 29 1
61.02% 33.71%
Nacionalista Liberal [1]
1 Independents: 3.78%
No seats won: 1.49% (white)
e • d Summary of the November 14, 1961 Philippine House of Representatives election results
Party Popular vote Seats won
Total % Swing Total % +/−
Nacionalista 3,923,390 61.02% Decrease 0.17% 74 71.15% Decrease 8
Liberal 2,167,641 33.71% Increase 3.54% 29 27.88% Increase 10
Independent Liberal 47,614 0.74% Increase 0.68% 0 0.00% Steady
Independent Nacionalista 40,220 0.63% Decrease 0.44% 0 0.00% Steady
NCP 7,837 0.12% Decrease 2.73% 0 0.00% Decrease 1
Independent 243,110 3.78% Increase 1.44% 1 0.96% Increase 1
Total 6,429,812 100% 104 100% Increase 2
Valid votes 6,429,812 95.41%
Invalid votes 308,993 4.59%
Total turnout 6,738,805 79.43%
Registered voters 8,483,568 100%
Sources: Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, Christof Hartmann, Graham Hassall & Soliman M. Santos.
Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook: Volume II: South East Asia, East Asia, and the South Pacific
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quezon, Manuel III (2007-06-06). "An abnormal return to normality". PCIJ.org. Retrieved 2010-12-06.