Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Quezon Wins Commonwealth Presidency

MAY 14, 1935
An election was held to fill the position of the newly created Office of the President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. Manuel L. Quezon, a Nacionalista won the seat and was inaugurated into office on November 15, 1935. The Commonwealth has a strong executive, a unicameral (later amended to bicameral) National Assembly, and a Supreme Court. A plebiscite was also held to ratify the Constitution after Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt approved it on March 23, 1935 as conforming with Public Act No. 127 earlier passed by the U.S. Congress.

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