The Philippines: The Mature People

In the Philippines last week, 6,500,000 voters went to the polls in a national election full of surprises. Biggest surprise: the election as President, by a plurality of 600,000, of the Liberal Party's underdog, Diosdado Macapagal (see box). The victor not only defeated incumbent President Carlos Garcia, 65, but routed Garcia's well-organized Nacionalista Party machine, which has ruled through a judicious mixture of organization and money. Macapagal carried with him his running mate, ex-Senator Emmanuel Pelaez (the President and Vice President are elected separately), and Liberals also won six of the eight contests for the Senate.

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