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Japanese general election, 1912

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Japanese general election, 1912

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General elections were held in Japan on 15 May 1912.[1] The result was a victory for the Rikken Seiyūkai party, which won 209 of the 381 seats.

Electoral system

The 381 members of the House of Representatives were elected in 51 multi-member constituencies based on prefectures and cities. Voting was restricted to men aged over 25 who paid at least 10 yen a year in direct taxation.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Rikken Seiyūkai 689,613 51.5 209 +22
Rikken Kokumintō 381,465 28.5 95 +25
Chuo Club 113,834 8.5 31 New
Others 153,593 11.5 46 –18
Invalid/blank votes 10,672
Total 1,349,177 100 381 +2
Registered voters/turnout 1,506,143 89.6
Source: Mackie & Rose, Voice Japan


  1. ^ Thomas T Mackie & Richard Rose (1991) The International Almanac of Electoral History, Macmillan, p281
  2. ^ Mackie & Rose, p276
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