1960 Japanese general election

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%.

1960 Japanese general election

20 November 1960

All 467 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
234 seats needed for a majority
Turnout73.5% ( 3.5%)
  First party Second party
 
Leader Hayato Ikeda Jōtarō Kawakami
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Seats won 300 144
Seat change 2 23
Popular vote 22,950,404 10,839,130
Percentage 58.1% 27.4%
Swing 0.9% 5.7%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Suehiro Nishio Sanzō Nosaka
Party Democratic Socialist Communist
Seats won 17 3
Seat change New 2
Popular vote 3,464,147 1,156,723
Percentage 8.8% 2.9%
Swing New 0.5%

Prime Minister before election

Hayato Ikeda
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister-designate

Hayato Ikeda
Liberal Democratic

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Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Democratic Party22,950,40458.1300+2
Japan Socialist Party10,839,13027.4144–23
Democratic Socialist Party3,464,1478.817New
Japanese Communist Party1,156,7232.93+2
Other parties141,9410.41+1
Independents956,7812.42+1
Invalid/blank votes410,993
Total39,920,1191004670
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

  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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