1958 Japanese general election

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%.

1958 Japanese general election

22 May 1958

All 467 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
234 seats needed for a majority
Turnout77.0%
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Nobusuke Kishi Mosaburō Suzuki Sanzō Nosaka
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Communist
Seats won 298 167 1
Seat change 1 11 1
Popular vote 23,840,170 13,155,715 1,012,035
Percentage 59.0% 33.1% 2.5%
Swing 4.4% 3.9% 0.5%

Prime Minister before election

Nobusuke Kishi
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister-designate

Nobusuke Kishi
Liberal Democratic

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Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Democratic Party23,480,17059.1298New
Japan Socialist Party13,155,71533.1167New
Japanese Communist Party1,012,0352.51–1
Other parties159,7070.40–5
Independents1,944,0384.91–4
Invalid/blank votes290,824
Total40,042,4891004670
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

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