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Japanese general election, 1972

 

Japanese general election, 1972

Japanese general election, 1972

10 December 1972

All 491 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
246 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
     JSP   
Leader Tanaka Kakuei Narita Tomomi
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Last election 288 seats 90 seats
Seats won 271 118
Seat change -17 +28
Popular vote 24,563,199 11,478,742
Percentage 46.9 21.9

Prime Minister before election

Tanaka Kakuei
Liberal Democratic

Prime Minister

Tanaka Kakuei
Liberal Democratic

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General elections were held in Japan on 10 December 1972. The result was a victory for the Liberal Democratic Party, which won 271 of the 491 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 71.76%.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Liberal Democratic Party 24,563,199 46.9 271 -17
Japan Socialist Party 11,478,742 21.9 118 +28
Japanese Communist Party 5,496,827 10.5 38 +24
Komeitō 4,436,755 8.5 29 -18
Democratic Socialist Party 3,660,953 7.0 19 -12
Other parties 143,019 0.3 2 +2
Independents 2,645,582 5.0 14 -2
Total 52,425,079 100 491 +5
Source: http://www.stat.go.jp/data/chouki/27.htm

References

  1. ^ http://www.stat.go.jp/data/chouki/27.htm
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