Japan general election, 2000

Elections to the Shugi-In (House of Representatives) of the Japanese Diet were held on 25 June 2000.

These statistics are from the newspaper Asahi Shimbun of 26 and 27 June 2000.

Parties:

The House of Representatives consists of 480 members, 300 elected from single-member constituencies and 180 elected on a proportional basis from eleven multi-member constituencies known as Block constituencies.

NATIONAL SUMMARY

= These figures are an aggregation of votes cast in the Block constituencies. --------------------------------------------------------- Seats Party Votes % Con Blk Total --------------------------------------------------------- Clean Government 7,637,456 13.1 5 24 29 Communist 6,601,348 11.3 - 20 20 Democratic 14,834,091 25.5 82 47 129 Liberal 5,781,733 09.9 1 18 19 Liberal Democratic 16,714,043 28.7 183 56 239 Social Democratic 5,491,698 09.4 4 15 19 Others 1,125,988 01.9 25 - 25 --------------------------------------------------------- Total 58,186,357 300 180 480 --------------------------------------------------------- Con = Constituency seats Blk = Block seats

Figures for party allegiances are based on those given at the Japanese Diet website. Party allegiances are loose and changeable in Japan and various versions of these figures exist.

The house was dissolved again in October 2003 and the next election was held on November 9.

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