1941 Philippine presidential election

The 1941 Philippine presidential and vice presidential elections were held on November 11, 1941, a month before the Attack on Pearl Harbor; and subsequently, the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, which brought the Philippines and the United States to the Second World War. Incumbent President Manuel Luis Quezon won an unprecedented second partial term as President of the Philippines in a landslide. His running mate, Vice President Sergio Osmeña, also won via landslide. The elected officials however, did not serve their terms from 1942 to 1945 due to World War II. In 1943, a Japanese-sponsored Republic was established and appointed Jose P. Laurel as president. From 1943 to 1945, the Philippines had two presidents. Quezon died in 1944 of tuberculosis and was replaced by Sergio Osmeña.[1]

Philippine presidential election, 1941

← 1935 November 11, 1941 1943 →
 
Manuel L. Quezon (November 1942).jpg
Juan Sumulong (cropped).jpg
Nominee Manuel L. Quezon Juan Sumulong
Party Nacionalista Popular Front
Running mate Sergio Osmeña Emilio Javier
Popular vote 1,340,320 298,608
Percentage 81.78% 18.22%

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President before election

Manuel L. Quezon
Nacionalista

Elected President

Manuel L. Quezon
Nacionalista

ResultsEdit

Quezon and Osmeña performed better than their 1935 poll performance, winning all the provinces. Their feat as a tandem is unmatched to date.[2]

PresidentEdit

CandidatePartyVotes%
Manuel L. QuezonNacionalista Party1,340,32081.78
Juan SumulongPopular Front298,60818.22
Hilario MoncadoModernist Party00.00
Total1,638,928100.00
Popular vote
Quezon
81.78%
Sumulong
18.22%

Vice-PresidentEdit

CandidatePartyVotes%
Sergio OsmeñaNacionalista Party1,445,89792.10
Emilio JavierPopular Front124,0357.90
Total1,569,932100.00
Popular vote
Osmeña
92.10%
Javier
7.90%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning (2013). Philippine Electoral Almanac. pp. 14–16.
  2. ^ "The Tribune". November 13, 1941.

External linksEdit