Japanese general election, 1960

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Japanese general election, 1960
Japan
1958 ←
20 November 1960 → 1963

  First party Second party Third party
  Hayato Ikeda.jpg    JSP       DSP   
Leader Hayato Ikeda Jotaro Kawakami Suehiro Nishio
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Democratic Socialist
Seats won 300 144 17
Popular vote 22,950,404 10,839,130 3,464,147
Percentage 58.1% 27.4% 8.8%
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General elections were held in Japan on 20 November 1960. The result was a victory for the Liberal Democratic Party, which won 300 of the 467 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 73.5%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Liberal Democratic Party 22,950,404 58.1 300 +2
Japan Socialist Party 10,839,130 27.4 144 -23
Democratic Socialist Party 3,464,147 8.8 17 New
Japanese Communist Party 1,156,723 2.9 3 +2
Other parties 141,941 0.4 1 +1
Independents 956,781 2.4 2 +1
Invalid/blank votes 410,993 - - -
Total 39,920,119 100 467 0
Source: Nohlen et al.
Vote share
LDP
  
58.09%
JSP
  
27.43%
DSP
  
8.77%
JCP
  
2.93%
Independents
  
2.42%
Others
  
0.36%
Parliament seats
LDP
  
64.24%
JSP
  
30.84%
DSP
  
3.64%
JCP
  
0.64%
Independents
  
0.43%
Others
  
0.21%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p381 ISBN 0-19-924959-8