- Philippine presidential election, 1986
election_name = Philippine presidential election, 1986
country = Philippines
type = presidential
ongoing = no
previous_election = Philippine parliamentary election, 1984
previous_year = 1984
next_election = Philippine legislative election, 1987
next_year = 1987
February 7, 1986
party1 = United Nationalists Democratic Organizations
popular_vote1 = "9,291,761"
percentage1 = "46.10%"
(Election returns nulliified)
party2 = Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
popular_vote2 = "10,807,197"
percentage2 = "53.62%"
(Election returns nulliified)
title = President
before_colour = FF0000
after_colour = FF0000
before_party = Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
after_party = United Nationalists Democratic OrganizationsThe Presidential and Vice-Presidential
snap elections were held on February 7, 1986in the Philippines. President Ferdinand E. Marcosand former Foreign Affairs Minister and Senate President Arturo Tolentinowere proclaimed winners by the Batasang Pambansaas well as the official election canvasser, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) thus granting President Marcos another six-year term as President of the Philippines. The electoral exercise was marred by alleged electoral fraudfrom both sides of the political fence as well as violence. Marcos and Tolentino won by over a million votes according to the COMELEC. The opposition headed by Sen. Benigno Aquino, Jr.'s widow Corazon C. Aquinoand former senator Salvador Laurelrefused to accept the allegedly fraudulent result. Due to the reports of fraud, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) issued a statement condemning the elections, the United States Senate passed a resolution stating the same. This chain of events eventually led to the resignation of Marcos' Defence Minister Juan Ponce Enrileand military vice-chief Fidel Ramos, who then decided to seclude themselves in the military and police headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo and Camp Crame respectively, leading to the People Power Revolutionwhich precipitated Marcos's departure from the country into exile in Hawaii. On March 24, 1986, the Regular Batasang Pambansamade a "people's resolution" sign by 150 lawmakers which nullified the election returns that proclaimed that Marcos and Tolentino as the winners. Instead, it mandated that Aquino and Laurel were the real winners of the snap elections.
Final Official Parliamentary Canvass (Nullified on March 24, 1986)
Events after the elections
The COMELEC final tally showed that Marcos won by twice Aquino's margin in the NAMFREL tally (roughly 1.6 million), and also had Tolentino winning over Laurel. This alleged fraudulent outcome would eventually lead to the
People Power Revolutionwhich ousted President Ferdinand Marcos and installed Corazon Aquino as president. It only changed when the Regular Batasang Pambansa declared on March 24, 1986that Aquino and Laurel won the elections and admitted that Marcos's lawmakers that they tampered the official COMELEC Canvass at the PICC and the Batasang Pambansa to make sure Marcos and Tolentino won the elections.
*Commission on Elections
Politics of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
* [http://www.pangulo.ph/election_results.php The Philippine Presidency Project]
* [http://www.comelec.gov.ph Official website of the Commission on Elections]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Congressional canvass for the Philippine presidential election, 2010 — Canvassed provinces and cities for the presidential election … Wikipedia
Opinion polling in the Philippine presidential election, 2010 — SWS survey for the presidential election … Wikipedia
Congressional canvass for the Philippine presidential election, 2004 — Percentages per province … Wikipedia
Congressional canvass for the Philippine presidential election, 1992 — Based on the official canvass of the Congress of the Philippines Detailed results per province. Province Ramos … Wikipedia
Philippine legislative election, 1987 — Infobox Election election name = Philippine legislative election, 1987 country = Philippines type = legislative ongoing = no previous election = Philippine presidential election, 1986 previous year = 1986 next election = Philippine general… … Wikipedia
Philippine general election, 2004 — Infobox Election election name = Philippine general election, 2004 country = Philippines type = presidential ongoing = no previous election = Philippine general election, 2001 previous year = 2001 next election = Philippine general election, 2007 … Wikipedia
United States presidential election, 1900 — Infobox Election election name = United States presidential election, 1900 country = United States type = presidential ongoing = no previous election = United States presidential election, 1896 previous year = 1896 next election = United States… … Wikipedia
Philippine National Railways — Infobox Public transit name = Philippine National Railways imagesize = 100px locale = Philippines transit type = Railway began operation = 1892 system length = 1,060 kilometres (479 kilometres in operation) lines = 2 (with three spur lines) track … Wikipedia
Presidential Security Group — Infobox Military Unit unit name= Presidential Security Group caption= Coat of Arms of the PSG dates= March 6, 1897 Present country= flagicon|Philippines Philippines allegiance= branch= None [PSG is a joint AFP PNP service unit] type= role= VIP… … Wikipedia
Timeline of Philippine History — This is a timeline of Philippine history.Pre history*400,000 BC People belonging to the species Homo Erectus set foot on the Philippines *50,000 BC Early humans made stone tools in the Tabon Cave in Palawan *40,000 BC Negritos start to settle *20 … Wikipedia