Japanese House of Councillors election, 1989

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Japanese House of Councillors election, 1989
Japan
1986 ←
23 July 1989 → 1992

126 (of the 252) seats in the House of Councillors
  First party Second party
  Sosuke Uno 1977.png Takako Doi in Tokyo congressist election 2.jpg
Leader Sōsuke Uno Takako Doi
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Last election 143 42
Seats won 109 66
Seat change -34 +24

President of the House
of Councillors
before election

Yoshihiro Tsuchiya
Liberal Democratic

Elected President of the House
of Councillors

Yoshihiro Tsuchiya
Liberal Democratic

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Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan on 23 July 1989.

The election result was a setback for ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) because of the Recruit scandal, the introduction of a 3% consumption tax, and the involvement of Prime Minister Uno Sōsuke in a sex scandal. This is the first time that the LDP lost the majority in the House of Councillors. Until 2016, due to the House of Councillors without a simple majority, LDP need to cooperate and form coalitions with other parties.

The Japan Socialist Party-led oppositions won a majority of seats.

Election results[edit]

Party PR seats District seats Total Elected 1989 Total
Liberal Democratic Party 15 21 36 109
Japan Socialist Party 20 26 46 66
Rengō no kai 0 11 11 12
Komeito 6 4 10 20
Communist Party 4 1 5 14
Democratic Socialist Party 2 1 3 8
Others 3 2 5 23
Independents 0 10 10
Total 50 76 126 252

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