Japanese general election, 1990

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Japanese general election, 1990
Japan
1986 ←
18 February 1990 → 1993

All 512 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
257 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 73.31%
  First party Second party
  Toshiki Kaifu 1991.jpg Takako Doi in Tokyo congressist election 2.jpg
Leader Toshiki Kaifu Takako Doi
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Leader since 8 August 1989 8 September 1986
Leader's seat Aichi-3rd Hyogo-2nd
Last election 300 seats, 49.42% 85 seats, 17.23%
Seats before 295 83
Seats won 275 136
Seat change Decrease20 Increase53
Popular vote 30,315,417 16,025,473
Percentage 46.14% 24.35%

Prime Minister before election

Toshiki Kaifu
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister-designate

Toshiki Kaifu
Liberal Democratic

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Japan held a nationwide election for the House of Representatives, the more powerful lower house of the National Diet than the upper house, on February 18, 1990.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 18 February 1990 Japanese House of Representatives election results
Alliances and parties Votes  % +/- Total seats +/-
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Jiyū Minshutō 30,315,417 46.14% 275 -25
Socialist Party of Japan (JSP) Nihon Shakai-to 16,025,473 24.35% 136 +51
Komeito Kōmeitō 5,242,675 7.98% 45 -9
Japanese Communist Party (JCP) Nihon Kyōsantō 5,226,987 7.96% 16 -10
Japan Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) Minsha-tō 3,178,949 4.84% 14 -12
United Socialist Democratic Party 566,957 0.86% 4 0
Progressive Party 281,793 0.43% 1 +1
Independents 4,807,524 7.32% 21 +12
Other Parties 58,536 0.09% 0 -6
Total (turnout 73.3%) 66,215,906 100.0 512
Source: Inter Parliamentary Union
Vote share
LDP
  
46.14%
JSP
  
24.35%
KP
  
7.98%
JCP
  
7.96%
DSP
  
4.84%
USDP
  
0.86%
PP
  
0.43%
Independents
  
7.32%
Others
  
0.09%
Parliament seats
LDP
  
53.71%
JSP
  
26.56%
KP
  
8.79%
JCP
  
3.13%
DSP
  
2.73%
USDP
  
0.78%
PP
  
0.20%
Independents
  
4.10%