ElectionGudie

May 14, 2007 Held

28,945,710
Voted
Philippines

Republic of the Philippines

Election for Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan (Philippine House of Representatives)

Results

64%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:28,945,710
Valid Votes:28,945,710
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Pilipino Democratic Party - - -

Liberal Party 2 - -

Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista Ng Pilipinas - - -

United Opposition - - -

National Union of Christian Democrats (or Lakas) 1 - -

Nationalist Party 2 - -

Kabalikat Ng Malayang Pilipino 1 - -

Party of the Philippine Masses - - -

National People's Coalition 2 - -

Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino 1 - -

Kilusang Bagong Lipunan - - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 240 seats in the House of Representatives (Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO *
  • Head of Government: President Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
  • 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 240 seats.

* The president is both chief of state and head of government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senado) 24 members are elected by popular vote to serve 6-year terms*. In the House of Representatives (Kapulungan Ng Mga Kinatawan) 240 members are elected by popular vote to serve 3-year terms.**

* One-half of the members are elected every three years.

** As a result of the May 2007 election, the House of Representatives has 240 seats, including 219 members representing districts and 21 sectoral paty-list members representing special minorities elected on the basis of one seat for every 2% of the total vote but limited to three seats.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: National Union of Christian Democrats (or Lakas) (Lakas-NUCD-CMD)
    • Leader: Jose DE VENECIA
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 89
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: National People's Coalition (NPC)
    • Leader: Frisco SAN JUAN
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 2
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 28
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Liberal Party (LP)
    • Leader: Franklin DRILON
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 2
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 23
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP)
    • Leader: Edgardo ANGARA
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 3
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Nationalist Party (NP)
    • Leader: Manuel VILLAR
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 2
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 10
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Party of the Philippine Masses (PMP)
    • Leader: Joseph ESTRADA
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 3
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Kabalikat Ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI)
    • Leader: Ronaldo PUNO
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 1
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 45
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Pilipino Democratic Party (PDP-Laban)
    • Leader: Aquilino PIMENTEL
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 4
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: United Opposition (UNO)
    • Leader: Jejomar BINAY
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 4
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista Ng Pilipinas (PDSP)
    • Leader: Norberto GONZALES
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 1
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Kilusang Bagong Lipunan / (KBL)
    • Leader: Ferdinand MARCOS, Jr.
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 1
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 88,965,508 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 45,453,236 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 44,141,701 (2007)

·         Is Philippines a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (15 July 1980)

·         Has Philippines ratified CEDAW: Yes (5 August 1981)

·         Gender Quota: No (there are some political parties that have adopted voluntary gender quotas)

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 49 (House of Representatives); 1 (Senate) following the 2001 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 115 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Philippines a signatory to CRPD: Yes (25 September 2007)

·         Has Philippines ratified CRPD: Yes (15 April 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 13,344,826 (est.)