JCP wins a prefectural assembly seat in by-election

The Japanese Communist Party won a Nagano Prefectural Assembly seat in a by-election in the Ueda City constituency on September 1.

In Nagano, two by-elections for the Nagano Prefectural Assembly were held, one in the Ueda City constituency and the other the Shimoina County constituency. In both constituencies the JCP candidates increased their votes threefold from the previous prefectural assembly elections.

In Ueda, JCP candidate Takamura Kyoko was elected by a wide margin of more than 10,000 against a rival candidate. (end)