1972 Japanese general election

General elections were held in Japan on 10 December 1972. The result was a victory for the Liberal Democratic Party, which won 271 of the 491 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 71.76%.

1972 Japanese general election

10 December 1972

All 491 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
246 seats needed for a majority
Turnout71.76% (3.25%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Kakuei Tanaka Tomomi Narita Sanzō Nosaka
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Communist
Last election 288 seats, 47.6% 90 seats, 21.4% 14 seats, 6.8%
Seats won 271 118 38
Seat change 17 28 24
Popular vote 24,563,199 11,478,742 5,496,827
Percentage 46.9% 21.9% 10.5%
Swing 0.7% 0.5% 3.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Yoshikatsu Takeiri Kasuga Ikkō
Party Komeito Democratic Socialist
Last election 47 seats, 10.9% 31 seats, 7.7%
Seats won 29 19
Seat change 18 12
Popular vote 4,436,755 3,660,953
Percentage 8.5% 7.0%
Swing 2.4% 0.7%

Prime Minister before election

Kakuei Tanaka
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister

Kakuei Tanaka
Liberal Democratic

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Results

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Liberal Democratic Party24,563,19946.9271-17
Japan Socialist Party11,478,74221.9118+28
Japanese Communist Party5,496,82710.538+24
Komeitō4,436,7558.529-18
Democratic Socialist Party3,660,9537.019-12
Other parties143,0190.32+2
Independents2,645,5825.014-2
Total52,425,079100491+5
Source: http://www.stat.go.jp/data/chouki/27.htm
Vote share
LDP
46.85%
JSP
21.90%
JCP
10.49%
KP
8.46%
DSP
6.98%
Independents
5.05%
Others
0.27%
Parliament seats
LDP
55.19%
JSP
24.03%
JCP
7.74%
KP
5.91%
DSP
3.87%
Independents
2.85%
Others
0.41%

References

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