1947 Hokkaido gubernatorial election

A gubernatorial election was held on 5 April 1947 and 16 April 1947 to elect the Governor of Hokkaido Prefecture. Toshibumi Tanaka defeated Eiji Arima after a six-candidate primary to become the prefecture's first democratically elected governor.

1947 Hokkaido gubernatorial election

1951 →
 
Nominee Toshibumi Tanaka Eiji Arima
Party Social Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 555,862 476,727

Elected Governor

Toshibumi Tanaka
Social Democratic

CandidatesEdit

  • Toshibumi Tanaka – Chairman of the Hokkaido Government Employee Union, age 35.
  • Eiji Arima [ja] – member of the House of Representatives, age 65.
  • Hidetoshi Tomabechi [ja] – member of the House of Representatives, age 64.
  • Chōji Hase [ja] – member of the House of Representatives, age 45.
  • Tsuyoshi Iwasa (岩佐劯, Iwasa Tsuyoshi), age 46, represented the Japan Democratic Patriotic Labor Party (日本民主主義愛國労働党, ?)
  • Kikukura Samo (佐茂菊藏, Samo Kikukura), age 53.

ResultsEdit

PrimaryEdit

1947 Hokkaido gubernatorial election: primary
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Democratic Toshibumi Tanaka 384,770
Democratic Eiji Arima 304,524
Independent Hidetoshi Tomabechi 259,126
Independent Chōji Hase 123,510
Japan Democratic Patriotic Labor Party Tsuyoshi Iwasa 35,783
Independent Kikukura Samo 11,286
Turnout 1,203,017 68.20

ElectionEdit

1947 Hokkaido gubernatorial election final[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Social Democratic Toshibumi Tanaka 555,862
Democratic Eiji Arima 476,727
Turnout 1,043,816 59.39

ReferencesEdit