1947 Japanese House of Councillors election
House of Councillors elections were held in Japan on 20 April 1947. The Japan Socialist Party won more seats than any other party, although independents emerged as the largest group in the House. Most independents joined the Ryokufūkai parliamentary group in the first Diet session making it the largest group, and Ryokufūkai member Tsuneo Matsudaira was elected the first president of the House of Councillors.
250 seats in the House of Councillors
126 seats needed for a majority
|Japan Socialist Party||4,901,341||23.0||30||3,479,814||16.4||17||47|
|National Cooperative Party||978,522||4.6||6||549,916||2.6||3||9|
|Japanese Communist Party||825,304||3.9||1||610,948||2.9||3||4|
|Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications|