Japanese general election, 1976

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Japanese general election, 1976
Japan
1972 ←
5 December 1976
→ 1979

All 511 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
256 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Takeo Miki-2-1    JSP   
Leader Takeo Miki Yomomi Narita
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Last election 271 seats 118 seats
Seats won 249 123
Seat change -22 +5
Popular vote 23,653,626 11,713,009
Percentage 41.8 20.7%

Prime Minister before election

Takeo Miki
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister

Takeo Miki
Liberal Democratic

Imperial Seal of Japan.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Japan

General elections were held in Japan on 5 December 1976. The result was a victory for the Liberal Democratic Party, which won 249 of the 511 seats,[1] but the election was overshadowed by the Lockheed bribery scandals and became popularly known as the Lockheed Election (ロッキード選挙 rokkīdo senkyo?).[2] As a result of the scandals, the LDP lost 22 seats, mainly to the Komeitō Party, and lost its majority control over the House of Representatives. However, the LDP still remained the largest party in the House of Representatives. Voter turnout was 73.45%.

The 1976 election was the only postwar general election triggered by an expiration of the term of the House of Representatives; all other postwar elections have been instigated by a dissolution of the House by the Cabinet.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Liberal Democratic Party 23,653,626 41.8 249 -22
New Liberal Party 2,363,985 4.2 17 +17
Japan Socialist Party 11,713,009 20.7 123 +5
Japanese Communist Party 5,878,192 10.4 17 -21
Komeitō 6,177,300 10.9 55 +26
Democratic Socialist Party 3,554,076 6.3 29 +10
Other parties 45,114 0.0 0 -2
Independents 3,227,463 6.0 21 +7
Total 56,612,765 100 511 +20
Source: http://www.stat.go.jp/data/chouki/27.htm

References[edit]

  1. ^ 第27章 公務員・選挙 http://www.stat.go.jp/data/chouki/27.htm
  2. ^ a b "これまでの衆議院選挙". Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai). Retrieved 27 January 2014.