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Japanese general election, 1953

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Japanese general election, 1953

Japanese general election, 1953

19 April 1953
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General elections were held in Japan on 19 April 1953. The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 202 of the 466 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 74.2%.


Party Votes % Seats +/-
Liberal Party 13,653,466 39.5 202 -40
Reform Party 6,231,111 18.0 77 -12
Rightist Socialist Party of Japan 4,677,833 13.5 66 +6
Leftist Socialist Party of Japan 4,516,715 13.0 72 +16
Liberal Party separatists 3,054,688 8.8 35 New
Japanese Communist Party 655,990 1.9 1 +1
Other parties 510,823 1.5 6 +2
Independents 1,301,829 3.8 7 -8
Invalid/blank votes 342,675 - - -
Total 34,946,130 100 466 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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