1983 Japanese House of Councillors election

Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan on 26 June 1983. The House of Councillors elections were won by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

1983 Japanese House of Councillors election

26 June 1983

126 (of the 252) seats in the House of Councillors
127 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Yasuhiro Nakasone Masashi Ishibashi Yoshikatsu Takeiri
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Komeito
Last election 135 seats, 42.5% 47 seats, 13.1% 26 seats, 11.9%
Seats after 137 44 27
Seat change 2 3 1
Popular vote 16,441,437 7,590,331 7,314,465
Percentage 35.3% 16.3% 15.7%
Swing 7.2% 3.2% 3.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Sanzō Nosaka Sasaki Ryōsaku Seiichi Tagawa
Party Communist Democratic Socialist New Liberal
Last election 12 seats, 7.3% 11 seats, 6.0% 3 seats, 0.6%
Seats after 14 12 2
Seat change 2 1 1
Popular vote 4,163,877 3,888,429 1,239,169
Percentage 8.9% 8.4% 2.7%
Swing 1.6% 2.4% 2.1%

President of the House
of Councillors before election

Masatoshi Tokunaga
Liberal Democratic

Elected President of the House
of Councillors

Matsuo Kimura
Liberal Democratic

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Results

Party PR seats District seats Total Elected 1983 Total
Liberal Democratic Party 19 49 68 137
Social Democratic Party 9 13 22 44
Komeito 8 6 14 26
Communist Party 5 2 7 14
Democratic Socialist Party 4 2 6 11
New Liberal Club 1 1 2 2
Others 4 2 6 6
Independents 0 1 1 9
Vacant 3
Total 50 76 126 252

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