1962 Japanese House of Councillors election

House of Councillors elections were held in Japan on 1 July 1962,[1] electing half the seats in the House. The Liberal Democratic Party won the most seats.

1962 Japanese House of Councillors election

July 1, 1962

125 (of the 250) seats in the House of Councillors
126 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Hayato Ikeda Jōtarō Kawakami Harashima Kōji
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Clean Government
Seats after 142 66 15
Seat change 10 19 15
Popular vote 16,581,637 8,666,910 4,124,269
Percentage 46.4% 24.2% 11.5%
Swing 5.2% 2.3% N/A

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
Leader Suehiro Nishio Sanzō Nosaka
Party Democratic Socialist Dōshikai Communist
Seats after 11 7 4
Seat change 11 4 1
Popular vote 1,899,756 1,660,466 1,123,947
Percentage 5.3% 4.6% 3.1%
Swing N/A 3.4% 1.2%

President of the House of Councillors before election

Tarō Hirai
Liberal Democratic

President of the House of Councillors-designate

Yōtoku Shigemasa
Liberal Democratic

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Party Constituency National Total
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Liberal Democratic Party17,112,98647.14816,581,63746.42169
Japan Socialist Party11,917,67532.8228,666,91024.21537
Democratic Socialist Party2,649,4227.311,899,7565.334
Clean Government League958,1792.624,124,26911.579
Japanese Communist Party1,760,2584.811,123,9473.123
Other parties58,6220.20295,6030.800
Invalid/blank votes-----
Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications


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