Japanese general election, 1958

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Japanese general election, 1958
Japan
1955 ←
22 May 1958 → 1960

  First party Second party
  Nobusuke Kishi Dec 14, 1956.jpg Suzuki Mosaburo.JPG
Leader Nobusuke Kishi Mosaburō Suzuki
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Seats won 298 167
Popular vote 23,840,170 13,155,715
Percentage 59.0% 33.1%
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General elections were held in Japan on 22 May 1958. The result was a victory for the Liberal Democratic Party, which won 298 of the 467 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 77.0%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Liberal Democratic Party 23,480,170 59.1 298 New
Japan Socialist Party 13,155,715 33.1 167 New
Japanese Communist Party 1,012,035 2.5 1 -1
Other parties 159,707 0.4 0 -5
Independents 1,944,038 4.9 1 -4
Invalid/blank votes 290,824 - - -
Total 40,042,489 100 467 0
Source: Nohlen et al.
Vote share
LDP
  
59.07%
JSP
  
33.09%
JCP
  
2.55%
Independents
  
4.89%
Others
  
0.40%
Parliament seats
LDP
  
63.81%
JSP
  
35.76%
JCP
  
0.21%
Independents
  
0.21%

References[edit]

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