Japanese House of Councillors election, 1983

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Japanese House of Councillors election, 1983
Japan
← 1980 26 June 1983 1986 →

126 (of the 252) seats in the House of Councillors
127 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Yasuhiro Nakasone Masashi Ishibashi Yoshikatsu Takeiri
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Komeito
Last election 135 seats, 42.5% 47 seats, 13.1% 26 seats, 11.9%
Seats after 137 44 27
Seat change Increase2 Decrease3 Increase1
Popular vote 16,441,437 7,590,331 7,314,465
Percentage 35.3% 16.3% 15.7%
Swing Decrease7.2% Increase3.2% Increase3.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Sanzō Nosaka Sasaki Ryōsaku Seiichi Tagawa
Party Communist Democratic Socialist New Liberal
Last election 12 seats, 7.3% 11 seats, 6.0% 3 seats, 0.6%
Seats after 14 12 2
Seat change Increase2 Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 4,163,877 3,888,429 1,239,169
Percentage 8.9% 8.4% 2.7%
Swing Increase1.6% Increase2.4% Increase2.1%

President of the House
of Councillors
before election

Masatoshi Tokunaga
Liberal Democratic

Elected President of the House
of Councillors

Matsuo Kimura
Liberal Democratic

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Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan on 26 June 1983. The House of Councillors elections were won by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

Results[edit]

Party PR seats District seats Total Elected 1983 Total
Liberal Democratic Party 19 49 68 137
Social Democratic Party 9 13 22 44
Komeito 8 6 14 26
Communist Party 5 2 7 14
Democratic Socialist Party 4 2 6 11
NLC 1 1 2 2
Others 4 2 6 6
Independents 0 1 1 9
Vacant 3
Total 50 76 126 252

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