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Lakas-Kampi-CMD

 

Lakas-Kampi-CMD

This article is about the party founded in 2009. For the original party founded in 1991, see Lakas–CMD (original).
Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats
Lakas-Demokratikong Kristiyano at Muslim
(Lakas CMD)
President Ferdinand Martin Romualdez
Chairman Bong Revilla, Jr.
Secretary-General Jose Aquino II
Founded June 18, 2008
Merger of Lakas–CMD and KAMPI
Ideology Christian democracy,
Islamic democracy
Political position Center-right
Colors Gold, Blue and Green
Seats in the Senate
Seats in the House of Representatives
Provincial governorships
Provincial vice governorships
Provincial board members
Website
Official website
Politics of Philippines
Political parties
Elections

Lakas–CMD (Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats) is a center-right political party in the Philippines. Its ideology is heavily influenced by Christian and Islamic democracy. The current party originated in 2009 with the merger of the original Lakas–CMD party with the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI); it was known as Lakas Kampi CMD until 2012. The party produced one president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who was president when the two parties merged in 2009.

With Arroyo unable to run for a new term due to term limits, the party lost the 2010 presidential election with Gilberto Teodoro as its presidential nominee. The party retained its two senators, both incumbents, in the Senate election and became a part of the Liberal Party-led majority coalition; in the House of Representatives election, it won 47% of the seats contested in the district election, but most of its members were split into three groups, with naby defecting to the Liberal Party, some formed the National Unity Party, and the remaining members were split into the majority and minority blocs, with its members heading the minority. On May 11, 2012, the party decided to revert to its original name and drop Arroyo's KAMPI from the coalition.[1] Lakas–CMD is currently one of the parties in opposition. In 2013, Sen. Bong Revilla assumed the new chairman of Lakas party, and he is the possible standard bearer of the party in the next Presidential Election in 2016.[2]

History

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on June 18, 2008, confirmed the historical merger of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas–CMD) and the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI) parties. Both parties adopted the “equity of the incumbent” principle, as the merger will account for almost 200 national and 8,000 local officials, amid Mrs. Arroyo's prediction of 2010 elections victory. Prospero Nograles, Lakas President and Kampi Chair Ronaldo Puno signed the covenant at the Davao City regional caucus.[3][4] Former President and Lakas–CMD Chairman Emeritus Fidel V. Ramos announced on February 6, 2008 that Lakas–CMD would be the surviving entity after its merger with KAMPI.[5]

On August 9, 2009, Pangasinan Representative and Former House Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr. and Former President Fidel V. Ramos led fifty members from the Lakas Kampi CMD in objecting to its merger with Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI) on May 28, 2009. The faction made de Venecia its President with Ramos as the Chairman Emeritus of the new party, Ramos refused the offer of Chairman Emeritus of Lakas-Kampi after being named in interim party organization. De Venecia has filed a resolution at the Commission on Elections to declare null and void the merger.[6] However, the Supreme Court ultimately upheld the legality of the merger,[7] citing the failure of de Venecia “to sufficiently show that any grave abuse of discretion was committed by the Commission on Elections in rendering the challenged resolution.”[8]

Party Officials

  • Chairman Emeritus: Former President and Incumbent Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, 2nd District of Pampanga
  • National President: Senator Ramon Revilla, Jr., Cavite
  • Co-Chairmen:
    • Minority Floor Leader and Representative Danilo Suarez, 3rd District of Quezon
    • Representative Simeon A. Datumanong, 2nd District of Maguindanao
    • Representative Rolando G. Andaya, 1st District of Camarines Sur
  • Executive Vice President: Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., Iloilo
  • Secretary-General: Representative Jose S. Aquino II, 1st District of Agusan del Norte
  • SVP for Internal Affairs: Representative Bernardo Vergara, Lone District of Baguio City
  • SVP for External Affairs: Representative Arthur Yap, 3rd District of Bohol
  • SVP for Finance: Representative Aurelio Gonzales, Jr., 3rd District of Pampanga

List of Party Chairmen

  • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2008–2009)
  • Gilberto Teodoro (2009–2010)
  • Amelita Villarosa (2010)
  • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2010–2011)
  • Edcel Lagman (2011-2012)
  • Bong Revilla, Jr. (2012–Present)

Candidates for the Philippine general elections, 2010

Senatorial Slate (6)
Guest Candidates

Electoral performance

President

Election Candidate Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election
2010 Gilberto Teodoro 4,095,839 11.33% Lost

Vice president

Election Candidate Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election
2010 Edu Manzano 807,728 2.30% Lost

Senate

This chart shows the electoral performance of the Lakas Kampi CMD in Senate elections since 2010.

Election Number of votes Share of votes Seats won Seats after Outcome of election
2010 38,123,091 13.84% Split; PMP-led coalition, lost
2013 Did not participate N/A Liberal Party-led coalition

House of Representatives

This chart shows the electoral performance of the Lakas Kampi CMD in House of Representatives elections since 2010.

Election Number of votes Share of votes Seats Outcome of election
2010 13,242,191 38.62% Split; Liberal Party-led coalition, lost
2013 1,472,464 5.34% Split; Liberal Party-led coalition, lost

References

External links

  • Official website
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