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Philippines

Republic of the Philippines

102,624,209 17

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

55,735,757 277.65%

Registered Voters (as of May 11, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Philippine House of Representatives Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan Lower House
Philippine Senate Senado Upper House
Vice President Vice President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rodrigo DUTERTE
  • Head of Government: President Rodrigo DUTERTE
  • Assembly: Philippines has a bicameral Congress (Kongreso) consisting of the Senate (Senado) with 24 seats and the House of Representatives (Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan) with 287 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado) 24 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 6-year terms. One half of members are renewed every three years.
  • In the House of Representatives (Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan), 230 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 3-year terms and 57 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 3-year terms.
    • Under constitutional provisions, the PR tier must comprise 20 percent of total seats. While the constitution provides for a 250-member House, it also permits the legislature to change that size. Under a 2009 court ruling related to the 2007 legislative elections, a party represented in one tier may not hold seats in the other, effectively reserving all PR seats to minor parties. The threshold in the PR tier is 2 percent, but no party may hold more than three seats in it.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1998-05-11 29,285,775 33,873,665 86.46%
Philippine Senate 2001-05-14 243,017,953 36,521,799 665.41%
Philippine House of Representatives 2001-05-14 27,709,510 34,176,376 81.08%
Philippine Senate 2004-05-10 - 43,536,028 -
Philippine House of Representatives 2004-05-10 13,241,974 29,240,907 -
President 2004-05-10 36,613,800 43,536,028 -
Philippine Senate 2007-05-14 28,945,710 42,453,236 -
Philippine House of Representatives 2007-05-14 28,945,710 45,453,236 -
President 2010-05-10 36,321,087 51,292,465 -
Philippine Senate 2010-05-10 - 50,723,733 -
Philippine House of Representatives 2010-05-10 37,293,960 50,723,733 -
Philippine House of Representatives 2013-05-13 31,571,930 52,014,648 -
Philippine Senate 2013-05-13 31,568,679 52,014,648 -
Philippine House of Representatives 2016-05-09 44,392,375 54,363,844 -
President 2016-05-09 43,531,338 55,735,757 -
Philippine Senate 2016-05-09 44,979,151 55,739,911 -
Vice President 2016-05-09 43,531,338 55,735,757 -

Voter Turnout