Japanese House of Councillors election, 1947

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Japanese House of Councillors election, 1947
Japan
April 20, 1947
→ 1950

250 seats in the House of Councillors
  First party Second party
  Tetsu Katayama.jpg 52 HatoyamaI.jpg
Leader Tetsu Katayama Ichirō Hatoyama
Party Social Democratic Liberal
Seats won 47 38

President of the House of Councillors-designate

Tsuneo Matsudaira
Social Democratic

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House of Councillors elections were held in Japan on 20 April 1947.[1] The Japan Socialist Party won more seats than any other party, although independents emerged as the largest group in the House. Most independents joined the Ryokufūkai parliamentary group in the first Diet session making it the largest group, and Ryokufūkai member Tsuneo Matsudaira was elected the first president of the House of Councillors.

Results[edit]

Party Constituency National Total seats
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Japan Socialist Party 4,901,341 23.0 30 3,479,814 16.4 17 47
Liberal Party 3,769,704 17.7 30 1,508,087 7.1 8 38
Democratic Party 2,989,132 14.1 22 1508,087 7.1 6 28
United People's Party 978,522 4.6 6 549,916 2.6 3 9
Japanese Communist Party 825,304 3.9 1 610,948 2.9 3 4
Other parties 1,058,032 5.0 7 1,063,253 5.0 6 13
Independents 7,257,191 35.4 54 12,698,698 59.7 57 111
Invalid/blank votes - - - - -
Total 22,049,226 100 150 21,271,172 100 100 250
Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

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