All 466 seats to the House of Representatives of Japan
234 seats needed for a majority
General elections were held in Japan on 23 January 1949. The result was a victory for the Democratic Liberal Party, which won 269 of the 466 seats. Voter turnout was 74.0%. It was the first election held following the enactment of the current Constitution of Japan.
The second cabinet of Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida was formed following the election.
|Democratic Liberal Party||13,583,289||44.4||269||New|
|Japan Socialist Party||4,129,794||13.5||48||–96|
|Japanese Communist Party||2,984,780||9.8||35||+31|
|National Cooperative Party||1,041,879||3.4||14||–17|
|Source: Nohlen et al.|