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Japanese general election, 1958

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Japanese general election, 1958

Japanese general election, 1958

22 May 1958

  First party Second party
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Seats won 298 167
Popular vote 23,840,170 13,155,715
Percentage 59.0% 33.1%
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General elections were held in Japan on 22 May 1958. The result was a victory for the Liberal Democratic Party, which won 298 of the 467 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 77.0%.


Party Votes % Seats +/-
Liberal Democratic Party 23,840,170 59.0 298 New
Japan Socialist Party 13,155,715 33.1 167 New
Japanese Communist Party 1,012,035 2.5 1 -1
Other parties 159,707 0.4 0 -5
Independents 1,944,038 4.9 1 -4
Invalid/blank votes 290,824 - - -
Total 40,042,489 100 467 0
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p381 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
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