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Japanese House of Councillors election, 1974

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Japanese House of Councillors election, 1974

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House of Councillors elections were held in Japan on 7 July 1974,[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 21,132,372 39.5 43 23,332,773 44.3 19 62
Japan Socialist Party 13,907,865 26.0 18 7,990,457 15.2 10 28
Komeitō 6,732,937 12.6 5 6,360,419 12.1 9 14
Japanese Communist Party 6,428,919 12.0 5 4,931,650 9.4 8 13
Democratic Socialist Party 2,353,397 4.4 1 3,114,895 5.9 4 5
Other parties 332,716 0.6 1 74,346 0.1 0 1
Independents 2,609,195 4.9 3 6,820,199 13.0 4 7
Invalid/blank votes - - - - -
Total 53,497,401 100 76 52,624,739 100 54 130
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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