1968 Japanese House of Councillors election

House of Councillors elections were held in Japan on 7 July 1968,[1] electing half the seats in the House. The Liberal Democratic Party won the most seats.

1968 Japanese House of Councillors election

July 7, 1968

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 Tomomi Narita Yoshikatsu Takeiri
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Komeito
Seats after 137 65 24
Seat change 3 8 4
Popular vote 20,120,089 8,542,199 6,656,771
Percentage 46.7% 19.8% 15.5%
Swing 0.5% 3.6% 1.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Suehiro Nishio Sanzō Nosaka
Party Democratic Socialist Communist
Seats after 10 7
Seat change 3 3
Popular vote 2,578,581 2,146,879
Percentage 6.0% 5.0%
Swing 0.1% 0.6%

President of the House of Councillors before election

Kenzō Kōno
Liberal Democratic

President of the House of Councillors-designate

Ken Yasui
Liberal Democratic

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Party Constituency National Total
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Liberal Democratic Party19,405,54644.94820,120,08946.72169
Japan Socialist Party12,617,68029.2168,542,19919.81228
Japanese Communist Party3,577,1798.312,146,8795.034
Democratic Socialist Party3,010,0897.032,578,5816.047
Komeitō2,632,5286.146,656, 77115.5913
Other parties106,5870.20157,5010.400
Invalid/blank votes-----
Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications


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