1958 Japanese general election

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1958 Japanese general election

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All 467 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
234 seats needed for a majority
Turnout77.0%
  First party Second party Third party
  Nobusuke Kishi Dec 14, 1956.jpg Suzuki Mosaburo.JPG
Leader Nobusuke Kishi Mosaburō Suzuki Sanzō Nosaka
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Communist
Seats won 298 167 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase11 Decrease1
Popular vote 23,840,170 13,155,715 1,012,035
Percentage 59.0% 33.1% 2.5%
Swing Decrease4.4% Increase3.9% Increase0.5%

Prime Minister before election

Nobusuke Kishi
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister-designate

Nobusuke Kishi
Liberal Democratic

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General elections were held in Japan on 22 May 1958. The result was a victory for the Liberal Democratic Party, which won 298 of the 467 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 77.0%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Democratic Party 23,480,170 59.1 298 New
Japan Socialist Party 13,155,715 33.1 167 New
Japanese Communist Party 1,012,035 2.5 1 –1
Other parties 159,707 0.4 0 –5
Independents 1,944,038 4.9 1 –4
Invalid/blank votes 290,824
Total 40,042,489 100 467 0
Source: Nohlen et al.
Vote share
LDP
59.07%
JSP
33.09%
JCP
2.55%
Independents
4.89%
Others
0.40%
Parliament seats
LDP
63.81%
JSP
35.76%
JCP
0.21%
Independents
0.21%

References[edit]

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