Japanese Parliamentary Election 2019 Voting Live

Last Modified: July 22, 2019 at 10:12 am

Japanese Parliamentary Election 2019 Voting Live

Japanese Parliamentary Election Dates 2019

Japanese Parliamentary Election Date: 21st July 2019 

The 25th regular election of members of the House of Councillors will be held on 21st 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 supermajority 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 election results 2019 

Parties Constituencies Proportional Seats
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Total
before
Not up Won Total
after
Liberal Democratic Party     38     19 125 56 57 113
Komeito     7     7 25 14 14 28
Constitutional Democratic Party     8     9 28 15 17 32
Communist Party     3     4 14 6 7 13
Nippon Ishin no Kai     5     5 11 6 10 16
Democratic Party for the People     3     3 27 15 6 21
Liberal Party     0     0 4 4 0 0
Kibō no Tō     0     0 3 3 0 0
Social Democratic Party     0     1 2 1 1 2
Reiwa Shinsengumi     0     2 0 0 2 2
Party to Protect the People from NHK     0     1 0 0 1 1
Assembly to Energize Japan     0     0 0 0 0 0
Okinawa Social Mass Party     0     0 0 0 0 0
Independents           8 9 17
 
Total   100 74   100 50 242 121 124 245

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
Komeito Natsuo Yamaguchi
Communist Kazuo Shii
Ishin Toranosuke Katayama
Kibō Shigefumi Matsuzawa
Social Democratic Seiji Mataichi

Japan past election results 

 

Parties Constituency PR Block Total seats
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Seats %
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) 26,719,032 48.21 218 18,555,717 33.28 66 284 61.08
Komeitō (NKP) 832,453 1.50 8 6,977,712 12.51 21 29 6.24
Governing coalition 27,551,485 49.71 226 25,533,429 45.79 87 313 67.31
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
Pacifist coalition 10,485,748 18.92 20 16,430,295 29.47 49 69 14.84
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
Koike coalition 13,202,654 23.82 21 13,064,621 23.43 40 61 13.12
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
Others 52,080 0.03 0 0 0.00
Independents 3,970,946 7.16 22 22 4.73
Total 55,422,087 100.00 289 55,757,552 100.00 176 465 100.00

 

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