1967 Japanese general election

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1967 Japanese general election

← 1963 29 January 1967 1969 →

All 486 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
244 seats needed for a majority
Turnout73.99% (Increase2.89%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Eisaku Sato 1960.jpg Kozo Sasaki 01.jpg NISHIO Suehiro.jpg
Leader Eisaku Satō Kōzō Sasaki Suehiro Nishio
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Democratic Socialist
Last election 283 seats, 56.0% 144 seats, 29.0% 23 seats, 7.4%
Seats won 277 140 30
Seat change Decrease6 Decrease4 Increase6
Popular vote 22,447,838 12,826,104 3,023,302
Percentage 48.9% 27.9% 7.4%
Swing Decrease7.1% Decrease1.1% Steady

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Tsuji Takehisa Sanzō Nosaka
Party Komeito Communist
Last election New 5 seats, 4.0%
Seats won 25 5
Seat change New Steady
Popular vote 2,472,371 2,190,564
Percentage 5.4% 4.8%
Swing N/A Increase0.8%

Prime Minister before election

Eisaku Satō
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister

Eisaku Satō
Liberal Democratic

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General elections were held in Japan on 29 January 1967. The result was a victory for the Liberal Democratic Party, which won 277 of the 486 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 73.99%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Liberal Democratic Party 22,447,838 48.8 277 -6
Japan Socialist Party 12,826,104 27.9 140 -4
Democratic Socialist Party 3,404,464 7.4 30 +7
Komeitō 2,472,371 5.4 25 New
Japanese Communist Party 2,190,564 4.8 5 0
Other parties 101,244 0.2 0 0
Independents 2,553,989 5.6 9 -3
Total 45,996,574 100 486 +19
Source: Nohlen et al.
Vote share
LDP
48.80%
JSP
27.88%
DSP
7.40%
KP
5.38%
JCP
4.76%
Independents
5.55%
Others
0.22%
Parliament seats
LDP
57.00%
JSP
28.81%
DSP
6.17%
KP
5.14%
JCP
1.03%
Independents
1.85%

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