1941 Philippine House of Representatives elections

The elections for the House of Representatives of the Philippines were held on November 11, 1941, with the ruling Nacionalista Party retaining a majority of the seats. Still, the party was prevented a clean sweep when three independents were elected. The elected congressmen were supposed to serve from December 30, 1941, to December 30, 1945, but World War II broke out and Imperial Japan invaded the Philippines on December 8, 1941, setting up a puppet Second Philippine Republic which then organized the National Assembly of the Second Philippine Republic, whose members were elected in 1943.[1][2]

1941 Philippine House of Representatives elections

← 1938 November 11, 1941 1943 →

All 98 seats in the House of Representatives of the Philippines
50 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party
  Jose Zulueta portrait.jpg
Leader José Zulueta
Party Nacionalista
Leader's seat Iloilo–1st
Last election 98
Seats won 95
Seat change Decrease 3

Speaker before election

José Yulo
Nacionalista

Elected Speaker

José Zulueta
Nacionalista

The Philippines was liberated by the Allied Powers in 1945 and the acts of the Second Republic were nullified; elected representatives who survived the war and were not interned for collaboration with the Japanese served until those who won in elections that were held in 1946 took office.

ResultsEdit

95 3
Nacionalista I
 
PartySeats+/–
Nacionalista Party95−3
Independent3+3
Total980
Source: Teehankee, Julio (2002). "Electoral Politics in the Philippines" (PDF). In Croissant, Aurel (ed.). Electoral Politics in Southeast and East Asia. Singapore: Fiedrich-Ebert-Siftung. pp. 149–202 – via quezon.ph.
and Presidential Communications Development & Strategic Planning Office (2015). Philippine Electoral Almanac (Revised and expanded ed.). Manila: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office – via Internet Archive.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philippine Electoral Almanac. The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. 2013. p. 17. Archived from the original on 2014-04-09.
  2. ^ Liang, Dapen. Philippine Parties & Politics: A Historical Study of National Experience in Democracy.
  • Paras, Corazon L. (2000). The Presidents of the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines. ISBN 971-8832-24-6.
  • Pobre, Cesar P. (2000). Philippine Legislature: 100 Years. ISBN 971-92245-0-9.
  • Teehankee, Julio (2002). "Electoral Politics in the Philippines" (PDF). In Croissant, Aurel (ed.). Electoral Politics in Southeast and East Asia. Singapore: Fiedrich-Ebert-Siftung. pp. 149–202 – via quezon.ph.