1965 Japanese House of Councillors election

House of Councillors elections were held in Japan on 4 July 1965,[1] electing half the seats in the House. The Liberal Democratic Party won the most seats.

1965 Japanese House of Councillors election

July 4, 1965

125 (of the 250) seats in the House of Councillors
126 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Eisaku Satō Kōzō Sasaki Tsuji Takehisa
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Komeito
Seats after 140 73 20
Seat change 2 6 5
Popular vote 17,583,490 8,729,655 5,097,682
Percentage 47.2% 23.4% 13.7%
Swing 0.8% 0.8% 2.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Suehiro Nishio Sanzō Nosaka
Party Democratic Socialist Communist
Seats after 7 4
Seat change 4 0
Popular vote 2,214,375 1,652,364
Percentage 5.9% 4.4%
Swing 0.6% 1.3%

President of the House of Councillors before election

Yōtoku Shigemasa
Liberal Democratic

President of the House of Councillors-designate

Kenzō Kōno
Liberal Democratic

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Party Constituency National Total
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Liberal Democratic Party16,651,28444.24617,583,49047.22571
Japan Socialist Party12,346,65032.8248,729,65523.41236
Democratic Socialist Party2,303,8606.112,214,3755.923
Japanese Communist Party2,608,7716.911,652,3644.423
Other parties185,9910.50298,4010.800
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Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications


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