Japanese House of Councillors election, 1989

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Japanese House of Councillors election, 1989
1986 ←
23 July 1989 → 1992

126 (of the 252) seats in the House of Councillors
  First party Second party
  Sosuke Uno 1977.png Takako Doi in Tokyo congressist election 2.jpg
Leader Sōsuke Uno Takako Doi
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Last election 143 42
Seats won 109 66
Seat change -34 +24

President of the House
of Councillors
before election

Yoshihiro Tsuchiya
Liberal Democratic

Elected President of the House
of Councillors

Yoshihiro Tsuchiya
Liberal Democratic

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Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan in July 1989. The election result was a setback for ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) because of the Recruit scandal, 3% of consumption tax issue and involvement of Prime Minister Uno Sousuke in a sex scandal. The Social Democratic Party of Japan (SDPJ) emerged as the major winner. However, party could not make it permanent in July 1992 House of Councillors election by receiving fewer seats than the previous elections. Moreover, the reflection staged in House of Representatives elections, held in February 1990. LDP was in majority, nevertheless SDPJ (SDPJ was known as Japan Socialist Party (JSP) until 1996) garnered more seats than the previous 1986 election of the House of Representatives and in 1993, SDPJ failed to increase number of seats and not a single party including LDP was in majority.

Election results[edit]

Party PR seats District seats Total Elected 1989 Total
Liberal Democratic Party 15 21 36 109
Social Democratic Party 20 26 46 66
Rengō no kai 0 11 11 12
Komeito 6 4 10 20
Communist Party 4 1 5 14
Democratic Socialist Party 2 1 3 8
Others 3 2 5 23
Independents 0 10 10
Total 50 76 126 252