1977 Japanese House of Councillors election

Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan in 1977.

1977 Japanese House of Councillors election

10 July 1977

126 (of the 252) seats in the House of Councillors
127 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Takeo Fukuda Ichio Asukata Yoshikatsu Takeiri
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Komeito
Last election 126 seats, 44.3% 62 seats, 15.2% 24 seats, 12.1%
Seats after 125 56 25
Seat change 1 6 1
Popular vote 18,160,061 8,805,617 7,174,459
Percentage 35.8% 17.3% 14.2%
Swing 8.5% 2.1% 2.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Sanzō Nosaka Kasuga Ikkō Yōhei Kōno
Party Communist Democratic Socialist New Liberal
Last election 20 seats, 9.4% 10 seats, 5.9% New
Seats after 16 11 3
Seat change 4 1 3
Popular vote 4,260,050 3,387,541 1,957,902
Percentage 8.4% 6.7% 3.9%
Swing 1.0% 0.8% N/A

President of the House
of Councillors before election

Kazuo Maeda
Liberal Democratic

Elected President of the House
of Councillors

Kan Kase
Socialist

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Only half of this House of Councillors was up for election. The results show the whole legislature following the elections.

Results

Party Total Seats
Liberal Democratic Party 125
Japan Socialist Party 56
Clean Government Party 28
Communist Party 16
Democratic Socialist Party 12
New Liberal Club 2
Independents / Other 11
Total 252

References

http://www.binghamton.edu/cdp/era/elections/jpn77par.html%5B%5D

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