Japanese general election, 1990

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Japanese general election, 1990
Japan
1986 ←
18 February 1990
→ 1993

All 512 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
257 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Toshiki Kaifu 1991.jpg Takako Doi in Tokyo congressist election 2.jpg
Leader Toshiki Kaifu Takako Doi
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Last election 300 seats, 49.42% 85 seats, 17.23%
Seats won 275 136
Seat change -25 +51
Popular vote 30,315,417 16,025,473
Percentage 46.14% 24.35%

Prime Minister before election

Toshiki Kaifu
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister-designate

Toshiki Kaifu
Liberal Democratic

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Japan held a nationwide election for the House of Representatives, the more powerful lower house of the National Diet than the upper house, on February 18, 1990.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 18 February 1990 Japanese House of Representatives election results
Alliances and parties Votes  % +/- Total seats +/-
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Jiyū Minshutō 30,315,417 46.14% 275 -25
Socialist Party of Japan (JSP) Nihon Shakai-to 16,025,473 24.35% 136 +51
Komeito Kōmeitō 5,242,675 7.98% 45 -9
Japanese Communist Party (JCP) Nihon Kyōsantō 5,226,987 7.96% 16 -10
Japan Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) Minsha-tō 3,178,949 4.84% 14 -12
United Socialist Democratic Party 566,957 0.86% 4 0
Progressive Party 281,793 0.43% 1 +1
Independents 4,807,524 7.32% 21 +12
Other Parties 58,536 0.09% 0 -6
Total (turnout 73.3%) 66,215,906 100.0 512
Source: Inter Parliamentary Union