Japanese House of Councillors election, 1959

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Japanese House of Councillors election, 1959
Japan
← 1956 June 2, 1959 1962 →

125 (of the 250) seats in the House of Councillors
126 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Nobusuke Kishi Dec 14, 1956.jpg Suzuki Mosaburo.JPG
Leader Nobusuke Kishi Mosaburō Suzuki
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Seats after 132 85
Seat change Increase10 Increase5
Popular vote 12,120,598 7,794,754
Percentage 41.2% 26.5%
Swing Increase4.5% Decrease3.4%

  Third party Fourth party
  Blanksvg.svg Nosaka Sanzo.jpg
Leader Sanzō Nosaka
Party Ryokufūkai Communist
Seats after 11 3
Seat change Decrease20 Increase1
Popular vote 2,382,703 551,196
Percentage 8.1% 1.9%
Swing Decrease2.0% Decrease0.2%

President of the House of Councillors before election

Yūzō Shigemune
Liberal Democratic

President of the House of Councillors-designate

Yutaka Terao
Liberal Democratic

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House of Councillors elections were held in Japan on 2 June 1959,[1] electing half the seats in the House. The Liberal Democratic Party won the most seats.

Results[edit]

Party Constituency National Total
seats
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Liberal Democratic Party 15,667,022 52.0 49 12,120,598 41.2 22 71
Japan Socialist Party 10,265,394 34.1 21 7,794,754 26.5 17 38
Japanese Communist Party 999,255 3.3 0 551,916 1.9 1 1
Ryokufūkai 731,383 2.4 2 2,382,703 8.1 4 6
Political League for Small and Medium Enterprises - - 0 598,519 2.0 1 1
Other parties 155,189 0.5 0 154,743 0.5 0 0
Independents 2,311,112 7.7 3 5,817,187 19.8 7 10
Invalid/blank votes - - - - -
Total 30,129,355 100 75 29,420,419 100 52 127
Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

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