1995 Japanese House of Councillors election
Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan in 1995.
126 (of the 252) seats in the House of Councillors
127 seats needed for a majority
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Because of the circumstances of its creation, the opposition party New Frontier Party held seats in the House of Councillors without having won them in the prior election. Many of them were former members of the LDP.
The elections was historic in that the New Frontier Party replaced the Japanese Socialist Party, which had been the largest opposition party for 38 years, and entered coalition with the Liberal Democratic Party. The Socialists lost many seats in this election.
|Party||Held Over||Newly Elected||Total Seats|
|Liberal Democratic Party||61||49||110|
|New Frontier Party||16||40||56|
|New Party Sakigake||0||3||3|
|Democratic Reform League||2||0||2|
|Second Chamber Club||1||1||2|
|Sports and Peace Party||1||0||1|