1986 Japanese House of Councillors election

Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan in 1986.

1986 Japanese House of Councillors election

6 July 1986

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 137 seats, 35.3% 44 seats, 16.3% 27 seats, 15.7%
Seats after 143 42 24
Seat change 6 2 3
Popular vote 22,132,573 9,869,088 7,438,501
Percentage 38.6% 17.2% 13.0%
Swing 3.3% 0.9% 2.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Sanzō Nosaka Tsukamoto Saburō Seiichi Tagawa
Party Communist Democratic Socialist New Liberal
Last election 14 seats, 8.9% 12 seats, 8.4% 2 seats, 2.7%
Seats after 16 12 2
Seat change 2 0 1
Popular vote 5,430,838 3,940,325 1,367,291
Percentage 9.5% 6.9% 2.4%
Swing 0.6% 1.5% 0.3%

President of the House
of Councillors before election

Matsuo Kimura
Liberal Democratic

Elected President of the House
of Councillors

Masaaki Fujita
Liberal Democratic

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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

 Summary of the 6 July 1986 Japanese House of Councillors election results[1][2]
Parties Prefectural constituency voteNational PR vote Total seats wonNot upPost-election composition
Votes[3]%Seats Votes[3]%Seats
   Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) 26,111,25845.07%50 22,132,57338.58%22 7271143
New Liberal Club (NLC) 1,367,2912.38%1 112
Ruling coalition 26,111,25845.07%50 23,499,86440.97%23 7372145
   Japanese Socialist Party (JSP) 12,464,57921.51%11 9,869,08817.20%9 202141
   Japanese Communist Party (JCP) 6,617,48711.42%4 5,430,8389.47%5 9716
   Justice Party 2,549,0374.40%3 7,438,50112.97%7 101424
Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) 2,643,3704.56%2 3,940,3256.87%3 5712
Tax Party 327,4440.57%0 1,803,0513.14%1 112
New Salaryman Party 1,759,4843.07%1 123
Second Chamber Club 1,455,5322.54%1 112
Social Democratic Federation (SDF) 011
Center-left opposition 5,519,8519.53%5 16,396,89328.58%13 182644
  Others 1,192,8012.06%0 2,166,0593.78%0 000
  Independents 6,032,25910.41%6 606
Totals 57,938,236100.00%76 57,326,742100.00%50 126126252
Turnout 71.36% 71.32%

References

http://www.binghamton.edu/cdp/era/elections/jpn86par.html%5B%5D

  1. Interparliamentary Union (IPU), 1986 Sangiin election
  2. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Statistics Department, Long-term statistics, chapter 27: Public servants and elections, sections 27-11 to 27-14 Elections for the House of Councillors
  3. Fractional votes rounded to full numbers
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