1963 Japanese general election

General elections were held in Japan on 21 November 1963. The result was a victory for the Liberal Democratic Party, which won 283 of the 467 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 71.1%.

1963 Japanese general election

21 November 1963

All 467 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
234 seats needed for a majority
Turnout71.1% ( 2.4%)
  First party Second party
 
Leader Hayato Ikeda Jōtarō Kawakami
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Last election 296 seats, 58.1% 145 seats, 27.4%
Seats won 283 144
Seat change 13 1
Popular vote 22,972,892 11,906,766
Percentage 56.0% 29.0%
Swing 2.1% 1.6%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Suehiro Nishio Sanzō Nosaka
Party Democratic Socialist Communist
Last election 17 seats, 8.8% 3 seats, 2.9%
Seats won 23 5
Seat change 6 2
Popular vote 3,023,302 1,646,477
Percentage 7.4% 4.0%
Swing 1.4% 1.1%

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 Party22,972,89256.0283-13
Japan Socialist Party11,906,76629.0144-1
Democratic Socialist Party3,023,3027.423+6
Japanese Communist Party1,646,4774.05+2
Other parties59,7650.10-1
Independents1,407,3393.412+7
Invalid/blank votes442,405---
Total41,458,9461004670
Source: http://www.stat.go.jp/data/chouki/27.htm
Vote share
LDP
56.01%
JSP
29.03%
DSP
7.37%
JCP
4.01%
Independents
3.43%
Others
0.15%
Parliament seats
LDP
60.60%
JSP
30.84%
DSP
4.93%
JCP
1.07%
Independents
2.57%

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