1986 Japanese general election

The Japanese general election, 1986 was an election held in Japan on July 6, 1986, for the House of Representatives.

1986 Japanese general election

6 July 1986

All 512 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
257 seats needed for a majority
Turnout71.4% (3.46%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Yasuhiro Nakasone Masashi Ishibashi Yoshikatsu Takeiri
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Komeito
Last election 250 seats, 45.76% 112 seats, 19.49% 58 seats, 10.12%
Seats won 304 85 56
Seat change 54 27 3
Popular vote 29,875,501 10,412,584 5,701,277
Percentage 49.42% 17.23% 9.43%
Swing 3.66% 2.26% 0.69%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Kenji Miyamoto Tsukamoto Saburō Seiichi Tagawa
Party Communist Democratic Socialist New Liberal
Last election 26 seats, 9.34% 38 seats, 7.27% 8 seats, 2.36%
Seats won 26 26 6
Seat change 1 11 2
Popular vote 5,313,246 3,895,858 1,114,800
Percentage 8.79% 6.44% 1.64%
Swing 0.55% 0.83% 0.72%

  Seventh party
 
Leader Satsuki Eda
Party Socialist Democratic
Last election 3 seats, 0.67%
Seats won 4
Seat change 1
Popular vote 499,670
Percentage 0.83%
Swing 0.16%

Prime Minister before election

Yasuhiro Nakasone
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister-designate

Yasuhiro Nakasone
Liberal Democratic

Election results

 Summary of the 6 July 1986 Japanese House of Representatives election results[1][2]
Parties CandidatesVotes[3]%Seats+/-
   Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) 32229,875,50149.42%30051
New Liberal Club (NLC) 121,114,8001.84%62
Ruling coalition 33430,990,30151.27%30649
   Japanese Socialist Party (JSP) 13810,412,58417.23%8525
   Japanese Communist Party (JCP) 1295,313,2468.79%261
   Justice Party 615,701,2779.43%563
Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) 563,895,8586.44%2611
Social Democratic Federation (SDF) 5499,6700.83%41
Center-left opposition 12210,096,80516.70%8613
  Others 15120,6270.20%00
  Independents 1003,515,0435.81%92
Totals (Turnout 71.4%) 83860,448,610100.00%51212
(reapportionment: +1
11 vacant seats)
Vote share
LDP
49.42%
JSP
17.23%
KP
9.43%
JCP
8.79%
DSP
6.44%
NLC
1.84%
SDF
0.83%
Independents
5.81%
Others
0.20%
Parliament seats
LDP
58.59%
JSP
16.60%
KP
10.94%
JCP
5.08%
DSP
5.08%
NLC
1.17%
SDF
0.78%
Independents
1.76%

References

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

  1. Interparliamentary Union (IPU), 1986 Shūgiin election
  2. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Statistics Department, Long-term statistics, chapter 27: Public servants and elections, sections 27-7 to 27-10 Elections for the House of Representatives
  3. Fractional votes rounded to full numbers
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