Japanese general election, 1979

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Japanese general election, 1979
Japan
1976 ←
5 December 1979
→ 1980

All 511 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
256 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Masayoshi Ohira at Andrews AFB 1 Jan 1980 walking cropped 2.jpg    JSP   
Leader Masayoshi Ōhira Ichio Asukata
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Last election 260 seats, 43.2% 124 seats, 21.9%
Seats won 248 107
Seat change -12 -17
Popular vote 24,084,130 10,643,450
Percentage 44.59% 19.71%

Prime Minister before election

Masayoshi Ōhira
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister-designate

Masayoshi Ōhira
Liberal Democratic

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Results of the 1979 general election in Japan for the House of Representatives. A total of 511 seats were contested:


e • d Summary of the 18 December 1979 Japanese House of Representatives election results[1][2]
Parties Candidates Votes[3]  % Seats +/-
(last gen. election)
   Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) 322 24,084,130 44.59% 248 Decrease1
   Japanese Socialist Party (JSP) 157 10,643,450 19.71% 107 Decrease16
   Japanese Communist Party (JCP) 128 5,625,527 10.42% 39 Increase22
   Justice Party 64 5,282,682 9.78% 57 Increase2
Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) 53 3,663,691 6.78% 35 Increase6
New Liberal Club (NLC) 31 1,631,811 3.02% 4 Decrease13
Social Democratic Federation (SDF) 7 368,660 0.68% 2 (Increase2)
Center-left opposition 155 10,946,847 20.25% 98 Decrease3
  Others 33 69,101 0.13% 0 Steady0
  Independents 96 2,641,064 4.89% 19 Decrease2
Totals (Turnout 68.0%, incl. invalid votes) 891 54,010,120 100.00% 511 Steady0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Statistics Department, Long-term statistics, chapter 27: Public servants and elections, sections 27-7 to 27-10 Elections for the House of Representatives
  2. ^ Interparliamentary Union (IPU): 1979 and 1980 Shūgiin elections
  3. ^ Decimals from fractional votes (anbunhyō) rounded to full numbers