Japanese general election, 1936

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General elections were held in Japan on 20 February 1936.[1] Rikken Minseitō emerged as the largest party in the House of Representatives, winning 205 of the 466 seats.

Electoral system[edit]

The 466 members of the House of Representatives were elected from multi-member constituencies with between three and five seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Rikken Minseitō 4,444,413 39.9 205 +59
Rikken Seiyūkai 4,188,029 37.6 174 –127
Shōwakai 531,772 4.8 20 New
Shakai Taishūtō 518,844 4.7 18 New
Kokumin Dōmei 421,632 3.8 15 New
Others 1,027,988 9.2 34 +22
Invalid/blank votes 116,886
Total 11,249,564 100 466 0
Registered voters/turnout 14,304,546 78.6
Source: Mackie & Rose, Voice Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan, p281
  2. ^ Mackie & Rose, p276