Japanese House of Councillors election, 1995

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Japanese House of Councillors election, 1995
Japan
← 1992 23 July 1995 1998 →

126 (of the 252) seats in the House of Councillors
  First party Second party
  Kono Yohei 1-2.jpg Toshiki Kaifu 1991.jpg
Leader Yōhei Kōno Toshiki Kaifu
Party Liberal Democratic New Frontier
Last election 106
Seats won 110 56
Seat change +4 +56

President of the House
of Councillors
before election

Yuji Osada
Liberal Democratic

Elected President of the House
of Councillors

Bunbei Hara
Liberal Democratic

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Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan in 1995.

Because of the circumstances of its creation, the opposition party New Frontier Party held seats in the House of Councillors without having won them in the prior election. Many of them were former members of the LDP.

This election made history that the New Frontier Party replaced the Japanese Socialist Party, which held the largest opposition party for 38 years, and entered coalition with the Liberal Democratic Party. The Socialists lost many seats in this election.

Results[edit]

Party Held Over Newly Elected Total Seats
Liberal Democratic Party 61 49 110
New Frontier Party 16 40 56
Socialist Party 22 16 38
Communist Party 6 8 14
Kōmeitō 11 0 11
New Party Sakigake 0 3 3
Democratic Reform League 2 0 2
Second Chamber Club 1 1 2
Sports and Peace Party 1 0 1
Others 2 1 3
Independents 6 6 12
Total 252

References[edit]

http://www.binghamton.edu/cdp/era/elections/jpn95par.html