1984 Philippine parliamentary election
Parliamentary elections were held on May 14, 1984, in the Philippines. Like past elections, charges of bribery, protests and complaints on irregularities marred the elections. Former Manila Times publisher Chino Roces and former senator and opposition leader Jose W. Diokno supported the campaign of boycotting the elections. The NAMFREL (NAMFREL) helped to lessen election rigging during the election.
197 (of the 200) seats in the Regular Batasang Pambansa
101 seats needed for a majority
Events leading to the Regular Batasang Pambansa electionsEdit
After the assassination of opposition leader former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983, the opposition ran for the Regular Batasang Pambansa under the United Nationalist Democratic Organization (UNIDO) and the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) against the ruling Kilusang Bagong Lipunan of Ferdinand Marcos.
|KBL (New Society Movement)||110||60.11%||40|
|KBL coalition||114||62.30%||▽ 36|
|UNIDO (United Nationalist Democratic Organization)||35||19.13%||35|
|PDP-Laban (Philippine Democratic Party–People's Power)||6||3.28%||6|
|Concerned Citizens' Aggrupation||1||0.55%||1|
|Partido Panaghiusa (Solidarity Party)||1||0.55%||1|
|Nacionalista (Nationalist Party)||2||1.09%||2|
|Note:^ There were candidates who ran under two or more national and/or |
local parties in the opposition coalition.
|Source: Julio Teehankee. "Electoral Politics in the Philippines" (PDF). quezon.ph.|