1971 Japanese House of Councillors election

House of Councillors elections were held in Japan on 27 June 1971,[1] electing half the seats in the House. The Liberal Democratic Party won the most seats.

1971 Japanese House of Councillors election

June 27, 1971

126 (of the 249) 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 66 22
Seat change 3 1 2
Popular vote 17,759,395 8,494,264 5,626,293
Percentage 44,5% 21.3% 14.1%
Swing 2.2% 2.5% 1.4%

  Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Kasuga Ikkō Sanzō Nosaka
Party Democratic Socialist Communist
Seats after 13 10
Seat change 3 3
Popular vote 2,441,509 3,219,307
Percentage 6.1% 8.1%
Swing 0.1% 3.1%

President of the House of Councillors before election

Ken Yasui
Liberal Democratic

President of the House of Councillors-designate

Yasoichi Mori
Liberal Democratic

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Party Constituency National Total
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Liberal Democratic Party17,727,26344.04117,759,39544.52162
Japan Socialist Party12,597,64431.2288,494,26421.31139
Japanese Communist Party4,878,57012.113,219,3078.156
Democratic Socialist Party1,919,6434.822,441,5096.146
Other parties74,7390.2048,3000.100
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Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications


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