1967 Japanese general election

General elections were held in Japan on 29 January 1967. The result was a victory for the Liberal Democratic Party, which won 277 of the 486 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 73.99%.

1967 Japanese general election

29 January 1967

All 486 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
244 seats needed for a majority
Turnout73.99% (2.89%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Eisaku Satō Kōzō Sasaki Suehiro Nishio
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Democratic Socialist
Last election 283 seats, 56.0% 144 seats, 29.0% 23 seats, 7.4%
Seats won 277 140 30
Seat change 6 4 6
Popular vote 22,447,838 12,826,104 3,023,302
Percentage 48.9% 27.9% 7.4%
Swing 7.1% 1.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Tsuji Takehisa Sanzō Nosaka
Party Komeito Communist
Last election New 5 seats, 4.0%
Seats won 25 5
Seat change New
Popular vote 2,472,371 2,190,564
Percentage 5.4% 4.8%
Swing N/A 0.8%

Prime Minister before election

Eisaku Satō
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister

Eisaku Satō
Liberal Democratic

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Results

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Liberal Democratic Party22,447,83848.8277-6
Japan Socialist Party12,826,10427.9140-4
Democratic Socialist Party3,404,4647.430+7
Komeitō2,472,3715.425New
Japanese Communist Party2,190,5644.850
Other parties101,2440.200
Independents2,553,9895.69-3
Total45,996,574100486+19
Source: Nohlen et al.
Vote share
LDP
48.80%
JSP
27.88%
DSP
7.40%
KP
5.38%
JCP
4.76%
Independents
5.55%
Others
0.22%
Parliament seats
LDP
57.00%
JSP
28.81%
DSP
6.17%
KP
5.14%
JCP
1.03%
Independents
1.85%

References

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