Japanese general election, 1953

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Japanese general election, 1953
Japan
1952 ←
19 April 1953 → 1955
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General elections were held in Japan on 19 April 1953. The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 202 of the 466 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 74.2%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Party 13,653,466 39.5 202 –40
Kaishintō 6,231,111 18.0 77 –12
Rightist Socialist Party of Japan 4,677,833 13.5 66 +6
Leftist Socialist Party of Japan 4,516,715 13.1 72 +16
Liberal Party–Hatoyama 3,054,688 8.8 35 New
Japanese Communist Party 655,990 1.9 1 +1
Other parties 510,823 1.5 6 +2
Independents 1,301,829 3.8 7 –8
Invalid/blank votes 342,675
Total 34,946,130 100 466 0
Source: Nohlen et al.
Vote share
LP
  
39.46%
RP
  
18.01%
SDPJ
  
13.52%
JSP
  
13.05%
LP (Separatists)
  
8.83%
JCP
  
1.90%
Independents
  
3.76%
Others
  
1.48%
Parliament seats
LP
  
43.35%
RP
  
16.52%
JSP
  
15.45%
SDPJ
  
14.16%
LP (Separatists)
  
7.51%
JCP
  
0.21%
Independents
  
1.50%
Others
  
1.29%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p381 ISBN 0-19-924959-8