Japanese general election, 1930

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Japanese general election, 1930
Japan
1928 ←
20 February 1930 → 1932

All 466 seats to the House of Representatives
234 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Osachi Hamaguchi posing.jpg Inukai Tsuyoshi.jpg
Leader Osachi Hamaguchi Tsuyoshi Inukai
Party Minseitō Seiyūkai
Leader's seat Kōchi 1st Okayama 2nd
Last election 217 seats 218 seats
Seats won 273 174
Seat change +46 -44
Popular vote 5,466,908 3,925,280
Percentage 52.42 37.69

Prime Minister before election

Osachi Hamaguchi
Minseitō

Prime Minister-designate

Osachi Hamaguchi
Minseitō

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General elections were held in Japan on 20 February 1930.[1] The Rikken Minseitō, which was led by Prime Minister Osachi Hamaguchi, won an overall majority in the House of Representatives. Voter turnout was 83.34%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Rikken Minseitō 5,466,908 52.48 273 +57
Rikken Seiyūkai 3,925,980 37.69 174 –43
Social Democratic Party 173,458 1.67 2 –2
Kokumin Doshikai 128,505 1.23 6 +2
Japan Masses Party 158,074 1.52 2 New
Labour-Farmer Masses Party 92,519 0.89 1 New
Local Communists 65,711 0.63 0
Kakushintō 55,487 0.53 3 0
Zenkoku Minshuto 13,960 0.13 0
Meiseikai 11,315 0.11 0
Other parties 1,119 0.01 0
Independents 323,536 3.11 5 –10
Invalid/blank votes 127,617
Total 10,544,189 100 466 0
Registered voters/turnout 12,812,895 83.34
Source: Voice Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klaus Schlichtmann (2009) Japan in the World: Shidehara Kijūrō, Pacifism, and the Abolition of War, Lexington Books, p56