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Japanese House of Councillors election, 1989

Japanese House of Councillors election, 1989

23 July 1989

126 (of the 252) seats in the House of Councillors
  First party Second party
Leader Sōsuke Uno Takako Doi
Last election 143 42
Seats won 109 66
Seat change -34 +24

President of the House
of Councillors
before election

Yoshihiro Tsuchiya

Elected President of the House
of Councillors

Yoshihiro Tsuchiya
Liberal Democratic

Elections for the Japanese House of Councillors were held in Japan in July 1989. The election result was a setback for ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) because of the Recruit scandal, the introduction of a 3% consumption tax, and the involvement of Prime Minister Uno Sōsuke in a sex scandal. The Japan Socialist Party won a majority of seats.

Election results

Party PR seats District seats Total Elected 1989 Total
Liberal Democratic Party 15 21 36 109
Japan Socialist Party 20 26 46 66
Rengō no kai 0 11 11 12
Komeito 6 4 10 20
Communist Party 4 1 5 14
Democratic Socialist Party 2 1 3 8
Others 3 2 5 23
Independents 0 10 10
Total 50 76 126 252


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