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Philippine presidential election, 1953

Template:Infobox Election Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 10, 1953 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Elpidio Quirino lost his opportunity to get a second full term as President of the Philippines to former Defense Secretary Ramon Magsaysay. His running mate, Senator Jose Yulo lost to Senator Carlos P. Garcia. Vice President Fernando Lopez did not run for re-election. This was the first time that an elected president did not come from the Senate.

Summary

After seven years of Liberal rule, the Nacionalista Party lacks a strong presidential candidate to break the regime. [1]

Nacionalista Party

Former President and then-Senator Jose P. Laurel initially had intentions to seek the NP's nomination for president in 1953 but announced he is spiritually tired. He then proposed to adopt Secretary of National Defense Ramon Magsaysay, whose successful anti-insurgency and anti-communist initiatives had strained his relations with President Quirino and the LP.

Senate President Camilo Osías sought the presidential nomination but ultimately lost to Magsaysay. Senator Carlos P. Garcia of Bohol was picked to be his running-mate.

Liberal Party

The Liberal Party renominated President Elpidio Quirino and former House Speaker and Liberal Party President José Yulo for president and vice-president respectively.

Following the nomination, Philippine Ambassador to Washington Carlos P. Romulo and his men walked out of the LP convention and formed the Democratic Party. The DP then nominated Romulo for the presidency and supported the re-election of Vice President Fernando Lopez.

What was supposed to be a three-way race was reduced to a battle between the ruling Liberals against the Nacionalistas after the DP withdrew in support of Magsaysay, resulting in the Nacionalista-Democrata-Nationalist Citizens’ Party (NCP) coalition.

Results

President

Magsaysay carried most of the provinces except Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Abra in which Ilocos Sur is a bailiwick and home province of President Quirino.

Final Official Congressional Canvass

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Candidate Party Results
Votes %
Ramon Magsaysay Nacionalista 2,912,992 68.90%
Elpidio Quirino Liberal 1,313,991 31.08%
Gaudencio Bueno Independent 736 0.02%
Valid votes 4,227,719 97.7%
Invalid votes 98,987 2.3%
Votes cast 4,326,706 77.2%
Totals 5,603,231 100.00%

Vice-President

Garcia also carried the provinces who voted for Magsaysay except for Isabela, Capiz and Sulu who voted for Yulo. The provinces who voted for President Quirino also voted for Yulo.

Final Official Congressional Canvass

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Candidate Party Results
Votes %
Carlos P. Garcia Nacionalista 2,515,265 62.90%
José Yulo Liberal 1,483,802 37.10%
Valid votes 3,999,067 92.4%
Invalid votes 327,639 7.6%
Votes cast 4,326,706 77.2%
Totals 5,603,231 100.00%

See also

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References

  1. ^ Philippine Electoral Almanac. The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. 2013. p. 28. 

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