Japanese Parliamentary Election 2019 Voting Live
Japanese Parliamentary Election Dates 2019
Japanese Parliamentary Election Date: July 2019
The 25th regular election of members of the House of Councillors will be held in July 2019 to elect 124 of the 245 members of the House of Councillors, the upper house of the then 710-member bicameral National Diet of Japan, for a term of six years.
74 members will be elected by single non-transferable vote (SNTV)/First-past-the-post (FPTP) voting in 45 multi- and single-member prefectural electoral districts. The nationwide district will elect 50 members by D'Hondt proportional representation with optionally open lists, the previous most open list system was modified in 2018 to give parties the option to prioritize certain candidates over the voters' preferences in the proportional election.
Japanese Parliamentary Election Voting Live 2019
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The Electoral system of Japan
The term of members elected in the 2013 regular election (including those elected in subsequent by-elections or as runners-up) ends on 28 July 2019. Under the "Public Offices Election Act", the regular election must be held within 30 days before that date, or under certain conditions if the Diet is in session or scheduled to open at that time, between 24 and 30 days after the closure of the session and thus potentially somewhat after the actual end of term.
Going into the election, the Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito controls a two-thirds super-majority of seats in the House of Representatives but did not control a similar super-majority of seats in the House of Councillors, necessary to initiate amendments of the Constitution of Japan.
Japan Parties and leaders
|Name of the Party||Name of the Leader|
|Liberal Democratic||Shinzō Abe|
|Constitutional Democratic||Yukio Edano|
|Democratic for the People||Yuichiro Tamaki|
|Social Democratic||Seiji Mataichi|
Japan past election results
|Parties||Constituency||PR Block||Total seats|
|Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)||26,719,032||48.21||218||18,555,717||33.28||66||284||61.08|
|Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP)||4,852,097||8.75||18||11,084,890||19.88||37||55||11.83|
|Japanese Communist Party (JCP)||4,998,932||9.02||1||4,404,081||7.90||11||12||2.58|
|Social Democratic Party (SDP)||634,719||1.15||1||941,324||1.69||1||2||0.43|
|Kibō no Tō (Party of Hope)||11,437,601||20.64||18||9,677,524||17.36||32||50||10.75|
|Nippon Ishin no Kai (JIP)||1,765,053||3.18||3||3,387,097||6.07||8||11||2.37|
|Happiness Realization Party (HRP)||159,171||0.29||0||292,084||0.52||0||0||0.00|
|New Party Daichi||–||–||–||226,552||0.41||0||0||0.00|
|No Party to Support||–||–||–||125,019||0.22||0||0||0.00|
|Party for Japanese Kokoro (PJK)||–||–||–||85,552||0.15||0||0||0.00|