1952 Japanese general election

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1952 Japanese general election

← 1949 1 October 1952 1953 →

All 466 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
234 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Shigeru Yoshida smiling2.jpg Shigemitsu Mamoru.jpg Kawakami Jotaro 1952.JPG
Leader Shigeru Yoshida Mamoru Shigemitsu Jōtarō Kawakami
Party Liberal Kaishintō Rightist Socialist
Seats won 242 89 60
Seat change New New New
Popular vote 16,956,134 6,630,070 4,537,703
Percentage 48.0% 18.8% 12.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Suzuki Mosaburo.JPG TOKUDA Kyuichi.jpg
Leader Mosaburō Suzuki Kyuichi Tokuda
Party Leftist Socialist Communist
Seats won 56 0
Seat change New Decrease35
Popular vote 3,464,042 896,765
Percentage 9.8% 2.5%

Prime Minister before election

Shigeru Yoshida
Liberal

Prime Minister-designate

Shigeru Yoshida
Liberal

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General elections were held in Japan on 1 October 1952. The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 242 of the 466 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 76.4%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Party 16,956,134 48.0 242 New
Kaishintō 6,630,070 18.8 89 New
Rightist Socialist Party of Japan 4,537,703 12.8 60 New
Leftist Socialist Party of Japan 3,464,042 9.8 56 New
Japanese Communist Party 896,765 2.5 0 –35
Other parties 602,647 1.7 4 –18
Independents 2,249,999 6.4 15 +7
Invalid/blank votes 412,349
Total 35,749,709 100 466 0
Source: Nohlen et al.[1]
Vote share
LP
47.98%
RP
18.76%
RJSP
12.84%
LJSP
9.80%
JCP
2.54%
Independents
6.37%
Others
1.71%
Parliament seats
LP
51.93%
RP
19.10%
RJSP
12.88%
LJSP
12.02%
Independents
3.22%
Others
0.86%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p381 ISBN 0-19-924959-8