Philippines: Presidential Election, 9 May 2016
At stake in this election:
- The office of the President of Philippines
Note on the results: Results above are based on 96.14% of election returns.
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: President Benigno AQUINO (since 30 June 2010)
- Head of Government: President Benigno AQUINO (since 30 June 2010)
- Assembly: Philippines has a bicameral Kongreso (Congress) consisting of the Senado (Senate) with 24 seats and the Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan (House of Representatives) with 289 seats.
Description of electoral system:
- The President of Philippines is directly elected by simple majority popular vote for a single 6-year term.
- Philippines las held a presidential election on 10 May 2010. Benigno AQUINO of the Liberal Party of the Philippines was elected president with 42.08% of the vote.
Main candidates in the election:
- Mar ROXAS
- Party: Liberal Party of the Philippines/Partido Liberal ng Pilipinas
- Jejomar BINAY
- Party: United Nationalist Alliance (UNA)
- Grace POE
- Party: Independent
- Miriam DEFENSOR-SANTIAGO
- Party: People’s Reform Party/Partido ng Repormang Pantao
- Rodrigo DUTERTE
- Party: PDP-Laban/Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan
- Roy SEÑERES
- Party: Workers and Peasants Party/Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka
Population and number of registered voters:
· Population: 100,998,376 (July 2015 est.)
· Registered Voters: 52,014,648 (2013)
· Female Population: 50,288,699 (July 2015 est.)
· Is Philippines a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (15 July 1980)
· Has Philippines ratified CEDAW: Yes (5 August 1981)
· Gender Quota: No
· Female candidates in this election: Yes
· Number of Female Parliamentarians: 85 (27.16%)
· Human Development Index Position: 115 (2014)
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)
· Is Philippines a signatory to CRPD: Yes (25 September 2007)
· Has Philippines ratified CRPD: Yes (15 April 2008)
· Population with a disability: 15,149,756
 The UNA is a coalition composed of factions of several political parties.
 Roy SEÑERES was running, but he withdrew from the race and passed away shortly after. He nevertheless still receive votes in the election.
 There are 79 women serving in the House of Representatives (27.34%) and 6 in the Senate (25%).