1995 Japanese House of Councillors election

Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan in 1995.

1995 Japanese House of Councillors election

23 July 1995

126 (of the 252) seats in the House of Councillors
127 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Yōhei Kōno Toshiki Kaifu Tomiichi Murayama
Party Liberal Democratic New Frontier Socialist
Last election 106 seats, 33.3% New party 73 seats, 17.8%
Seats after 110 56 37
Seat change 4 56 36
Popular vote 11,096,972 12,506,322 6,882,919
Percentage 27.3% 30.8% 16.9%
Swing 6.0% N/A 0.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Kenji Miyamoto Tomio Fujii Masayoshi Takemura
Party Communist Komeito New Party Sakigake
Last election 11 seats, 7.9% 24 seats, 14.3% New party
Seats after 14 11 3
Seat change 3 13 3
Popular vote 3,873,955 1,455,886
Percentage 9.5% 3.9%
Swing 1.6% N/A

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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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.

Results

Party Held Over Newly Elected Total Seats
Liberal Democratic Party 61 49 110
New Frontier Party 16 40 56
Socialist Party 22 16 38
Communist Party 6 8 14
Kōmeitō 11 0 11
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
Others 2 1 3
Independents 6 6 12
Total 252

References

https://archive.is/20070712184335/http://www.binghamton.edu/cdp/era/elections/jpn95par.html

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