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Japanese general election, 1990

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Japanese general election, 1990

Japanese general election, 1990

18 February 1990

All 512 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
257 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 73.31%
  First party Second party
Leader Toshiki Kaifu Takako Doi
Party Liberal Democratic Socialist
Leader since 8 August 1989 8 September 1986
Leader's seat Aichi-3rd Hyogo-2nd
Last election 300 seats, 49.42% 85 seats, 17.23%
Seats before 295 83
Seats won 275 136
Seat change Decrease20 Increase53
Popular vote 30,315,417 16,025,473
Percentage 46.14% 24.35%

Prime Minister before election

Toshiki Kaifu

Prime Minister-designate

Toshiki Kaifu
Liberal Democratic

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Japan held a nationwide election for the House of Representatives, the more powerful lower house of the National Diet than the upper house, on February 18, 1990.


 Summary of the 18 February 1990 Japanese House of Representatives election results
Alliances and parties Votes % +/- Total seats +/-
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Jiyū Minshutō 30,315,417 46.14% 275 -25
Socialist Party of Japan (JSP) Nihon Shakai-to 16,025,473 24.35% 136 +51
Komeito Kōmeitō 5,242,675 7.98% 45 -9
Japanese Communist Party (JCP) Nihon Kyōsantō 5,226,987 7.96% 16 -10
Japan Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) Minsha-tō 3,178,949 4.84% 14 -12
United Socialist Democratic Party 566,957 0.86% 4 0
Progressive Party 281,793 0.43% 1 +1
Independents 4,807,524 7.32% 21 +12
Other Parties 58,536 0.09% 0 -6
Total (turnout 73.3%) 66,215,906 100.0 512
Source: Inter Parliamentary Union

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