1959 Japanese House of Councillors election

House of Councillors elections were held in Japan on 2 June 1959,[1] electing half the seats in the House. The Liberal Democratic Party won the most seats.

1959 Japanese House of Councillors election

June 2, 1959

125 (of the 250) seats in the House of Councillors
126 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Nobusuke Kishi Mosaburō Suzuki
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Seats after 132 85
Seat change 10 5
Popular vote 12,120,598 7,794,754
Percentage 41.2% 26.5%
Swing 4.5% 3.4%

  Third party Fourth party
Leader Sanzō Nosaka
Party Ryokufūkai Communist
Seats after 11 3
Seat change 20 1
Popular vote 2,382,703 551,196
Percentage 8.1% 1.9%
Swing 2.0% 0.2%

President of the House of Councillors before election

Yūzō Shigemune
Liberal Democratic

President of the House of Councillors-designate

Yutaka Terao
Liberal Democratic

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Party Constituency National Total
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Liberal Democratic Party15,667,02252.04912,120,59841.22271
Japan Socialist Party10,265,39434.1217,794,75426.51738
Japanese Communist Party999,2553.30551,9161.911
Political League for Small and Medium Enterprises--0598,5192.011
Other parties155,1890.50154,7430.500
Invalid/blank votes-----
Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications


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