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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.

1984 Philippine parliamentary election

← 1978 May 14, 1984 1987 →

197 (of the 200) seats in the Regular Batasang Pambansa
101 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Cesar Virata, 1983.jpg
UNIDO
Leader Cesar Virata José Laurel, Jr.
Party KBL UNIDO
Leader's seat Cavite Batangas
Last election 150 seats, 74.97% new party
Seats won 110 + 4 coalition 35 + 26 coalition
Seat change Decrease 40 Increase 35

Prime Minister before election

Cesar Virata
KBL

Prime Minister-designate

Cesar Virata
KBL

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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.

ResultsEdit

District Other
114 61 8
KBL UNIDO [1]
14 3
[2] [3]
1 Others
2 Sectoral seats
3 Appointed seats
e • d Summary of the May 14, 1984 Regular Batasang Pambansa election results
Party Seats won
Total % +/−
KBL (New Society Movement) 110 60.11%   40
KBL Independent 4 2.19%   4
KBL coalition 114 62.30% ▽ 36
UNIDO (United Nationalist Democratic Organization) 35 19.13%   35
CoalitionsA 17 9.29%   17
PDP-Laban (Philippine Democratic Party–People's Power) 6 3.28%   6
Mindanao Alliance 1 0.55%  
Concerned Citizens' Aggrupation 1 0.55%   1
Partido Panaghiusa (Solidarity Party) 1 0.55%   1
UNIDO coalition 61 33.33%   60
Nacionalista (Nationalist Party) 2 1.09%   2
Independent 6 3.28%   5
Total 183 100%   18
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.

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