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Encyclopedia > Philippine general election, 1961
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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 to get a second full term as President of the Philippines to Vice President President Diosdado Macapagal. His running mate, Senator Sergio Osmeña, Jr. lost to Senator Emmanuel Pelaez. Six candidates ran for president, however four of those were nuisance candidates. This was the only election in Philippine electoral history where the vice president defeated the incumbent president. November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Carlos Polestico Garcia (November 4, 1896–June 14, 1971) was the 8th president of the Philippines (1957-1961). ... Seal of the President of the Philippines The President of the Philippines is the head of state and of the government of the Republic of the Philippines. ... The Vice President of the Philippines is the second highest executive official of the Philippine government. ... Diosdado Macapagal Diosdado Pangan Macapagal (September 28, 1910–April 21, 1997) was the 9th President of the Philippines. ... The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. ... The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. ... Emmanuel Pelaez (1915-2003) was a Vice-President in the Philippines. ...

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Results

For president

Candidate Party Votes %
Diosdado Macapagal Liberal Party 3,554,840 55.00%
Carlos P. Garcia Nacionalista Party 2,902,996 44.95%
Alfredo Abcede Independent 7
German P. Villanueva Independent 2
Gregorio L. Llanza Independent 2
Praxedes Floro Independent 0

Diosdado Macapagal Diosdado Pangan Macapagal (September 28, 1910–April 21, 1997) was the 9th President of the Philippines. ... The Liberal Party is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded in 1945 by a breakaway from the Nacionalista Party. ... Carlos Polestico Garcia (November 4, 1896–June 14, 1971) was the 8th president of the Philippines (1957-1961). ... Nacionalista Party is a Spanish term for a Nationalist Party. ...

For vice-president

Candidate Party Votes %
Emmanuel Pelaez Liberal Party 2,394,400 37.6%
Sergio Osmeña Jr. Nacionalista Party 2,190,424 34.4%
Gil Puyat Independent 1,787,987 28.0%
Chenchay Reyes Juta Independent 2

Emmanuel Pelaez (1915-2003) was a Vice-President in the Philippines. ... The Liberal Party is a liberal party in the Philippines, founded in 1945 by a breakaway from the Nacionalista Party. ... Nacionalista Party is a Spanish term for a Nationalist Party. ...

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