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Philippine Senate election, 1959


Philippine Senate election, 1959

Philippine Senate election, 1959

November 10, 1959

8 (of the 24) seats in the Senate
13 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Party Nacionalista Liberal
Leader's seat Nationwide at-large Nationwide at-large
Seats before 20 2
Seats after 19 4
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 2
Popular vote 17,160,618 10,850,799
Percentage 50.1% 31.7%
Swing Increase 2.9% Decrease 0.1%

  Third party Fourth party
Leader Lorenzo Tañada Raul Manglapus
Leader's seat Nationwide at-large Nationwide at-large (lost)
Seats before 1 0
Seats after 1 0
Seat change  Steady   Steady 
Popular vote 2,029,200 3,163,609
Percentage 5.9% 9.2%
Swing Decrease 1.0% Decrease 2.8%


Senate President before election

Eulogio Rodriguez

Elected Senate President

Eulogio Rodriguez

Senatorial elections were held on November 10, 1959. The 1959 elections were known as the 1959 Philippine midterm election as the date when the elected officials take office falls halfway through President Carlos P. Garcia's four-year term.

The Liberal Party continued chipping away from the Nacionalista Party's dominance in the Senate, winning two more seats, although the Nacionalista's

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