1992 Japanese House of Councillors election

Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan in 1992.

1992 Japanese House of Councillors election

23 July 1992

126 (of the 252) seats in the House of Councillors
127 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Kiichi Miyazawa Makoto Tanabe Koshiro Ishida
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist Komeito
Last election 109 seats, 27.3% 66 seats, 35.1% 22 seats, 10.9%
Seats after 106 73 24
Seat change 3 7 2
Popular vote 14,961,199 7,981,726 6,415,503
Percentage 33.3% 17.8% 14.3%
Swing 6.0% 17.3% 3.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Kenji Miyamoto Eiichi Nagasue
Party Communist Democratic Reform Democratic Socialist
Last election 14 seats, 7.0% Contested in constituency 8 seats, 4.9%
Seats after 11 11 9
Seat change 3 0 1
Popular vote 3,532,956 2,255,423
Percentage 7.9% 5.0%
Swing 0.9% 0.1%

  Seventh party Eighth party Ninth party
 
Leader Morihiro Hosokawa Antonio Inoki Columbia Top
Party New Party Sports and Peace Dainiin Club
Last election New party 1 seat, 1.8% 2 seats, 2.2%
Seats after 4 2 2
Seat change 4 1 0
Popular vote 3,617,246 1,375,791 1,321,639
Percentage 8.1% 3.1% 2.9%
Swing N/A 1.3% 0.7%

President of the House
of Councillors before election

Yuji Osada
Liberal Democratic

Elected President of the House
of Councillors

Bunbei Hara
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

Party Total Seats
Liberal Democratic Party 106
Japan Socialist Party 73
Communist Party 11
Kōmeitō 24
Democratic Socialist Party 12
Private Sector Trade Union Confederation 11
Second Chamber Club 5
Japan New Party 4
Independents 6
Total 252
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