The Nacionalista Party (NP; Spanish/Filipino: Partido Nacionalista, "Nationalist Party") is the oldest political party in the Philippines today and was responsible for leading the country throughout the majority of the 20th century since its founding in 1907.
There are no results available of the last elections for the House of Representatives, but according to the website of the House, the party holds five out of 235 seats (state of the parties, June 2005). The party was, at the 2004 elections a member of the Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan (K-4, Coalition of Truth and Experience for Tomorrow), the coalition that supported president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who won the 2004 presidential elections. In the 14 May 2007 election, the party won 6 seats.
Before the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos imposed martial law in September 1972, there were only two dominant political parties that took turns at the helm of the state from the time the country gained independence, namely, the Nacionalista Party and the Liberal Party. Occasionally, a third force or independent candidate would challenge the stranglehold of the two giants but not one had succeeded in disturbing the two-party system in place.
Founded in 1907, Partido Nacionalista or Nacionalista Party (NP) is the oldest political party in the country. The Partido Liberal or Liberal Party ...
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Roxas sees ‘prosperous, decent’ PH in 2022 A prosperous and decent nation.
This is how Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas would describe the Philippines by the end of his term in 2022 should he win the May elections.
During the third and last Commission on Elections (Comelec)-sanctioned presidential debate in Dagupan City on Sunday, the candidates were given two minutes to answer how they would describe the Philippines at the end of their term.
"By 2022, nakikita ko ang ating bansa ay maunlad at disente---isang bansa na puno ng pagkakataon," said Roxas.
(I see our nation as prosperous and decent---a nation full of opportunities---by 2022.)
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