Japanese general election, 1960

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Japanese general election, 1960
Japan
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All 467 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
234 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Hayato Ikeda.jpg Kawakami Jotaro 1952.JPG
Leader Hayato Ikeda Jōtarō Kawakami
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Seats won 300 144
Seat change Increase2 Decrease23
Popular vote 22,950,404 10,839,130
Percentage 58.1% 27.4%
Swing Decrease0.9% Decrease5.7%

  Third party Fourth party
  NISHIO Suehiro.jpg Nosaka Sanzo.jpg
Leader Suehiro Nishio Sanzō Nosaka
Party Democratic Socialist Communist
Seats won 17 3
Seat change New Increase2
Popular vote 3,464,147 1,156,723
Percentage 8.8% 2.9%
Swing New Increase0.5%

Prime Minister before election

Hayato Ikeda
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister-designate

Hayato Ikeda
Liberal Democratic

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General elections were held in Japan on 20 November 1960. The result was a victory for the Liberal Democratic Party, which won 300 of the 467 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 73.5%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Democratic Party 22,950,404 58.1 300 +2
Japan Socialist Party 10,839,130 27.4 144 –23
Democratic Socialist Party 3,464,147 8.8 17 New
Japanese Communist Party 1,156,723 2.9 3 +2
Other parties 141,941 0.4 1 +1
Independents 956,781 2.4 2 +1
Invalid/blank votes 410,993
Total 39,920,119 100 467 0
Source: Nohlen et al.
Vote share
LDP
  
58.09%
JSP
  
27.43%
DSP
  
8.77%
JCP
  
2.93%
Independents
  
2.42%
Others
  
0.36%
Parliament seats
LDP
  
64.24%
JSP
  
30.84%
DSP
  
3.64%
JCP
  
0.64%
Independents
  
0.43%
Others
  
0.21%

References[edit]

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