The DPJ finished with 308 seats (221 SMDs, 87 PR), the LDP with 119 seats (64 and 55), Komeito with 21 (all PR), the JCP with 9 (all PR), the SDPJ with 7 (3 and 4), PNP with 3 (all SMD), YP with 5 (2 and 3), NPJ with 1 (SMD), Suzuki Muneo’s micro-party won 1 PR seat in Hokkaido, and 6 independents won SMDs.
The DPJ does control a supermajority with the help of its likely coalition partners, but that won’t matter much.
The DPJ swept eight prefectures, but not Hokkaido as I reported while live-blogging last night: Iwate, Fukushima, Yamanashi, Niigata, Nagano, Aichi, Shiga and Nagasaki.
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Do you know where to find the vote percentages, by any chance? I thought they'd be posted everywhere but all people post is the seat assignment.
Where can we check out who won PR seats?
Janne,I'm looking but can't seem to find them. Perhaps not finalized yet?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_general_election,_2009Wiki Seems to have the breakdown.
MN, no, not yet (though I know Wikipedia will have all the numbers eventually). I'm looking for the percentages of votes cast, not seats.