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Japanese House of Councillors election, 1971


Japanese House of Councillors election, 1971

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House of Councillors elections were held in Japan on 27 June 1971,[1] electing half the seats in the House. The Liberal Democratic Party won the most seats.


Party Constituency National Total
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Liberal Democratic Party 17,727,263 44.0 41 17,759,395 44.5 21 62
Japan Socialist Party 12,597,644 31.2 28 8,494,264 21.3 11 39
Japanese Communist Party 4,878,570 12.1 1 3,219,307 8.1 5 6
Democratic Socialist Party 1,919,643 4.8 2 2,441,509 6.1 4 6
Komeitō 1,391,855 3.5 2 5,626,293 14.1 8 10
Other parties 74,739 0.2 0 48,300 0.1 0 0
Independents 1,741,201 4.3 1 2,342,517 5.9 1 2
Invalid/blank votes - - - - -
Total 40,330,916 100 75 39,931,584 100 50 125
Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications


  1. ^ Table 13: Persons Elected and Votes Polled by Political Parties - Ordinary Elections for the House of Councillors (1947–2004) Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
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