All eight JCP candidates elected to Muko City Assembly (Kyoto)

In the Muko City Assembly (Kyoto Prefecture) election on July 22, the Japanese Communist Party successfully defended its 8 seats and continues to be the largest party in the assembly.

The JCP share of assembly seats in Muko City coninues to be 33.33 percent, the highest in Japan.

The eight JCP candidates led the election debates by calling for policies favoring the interests of the 53,000 residents, including lowering the city's water rates (the highest in southern Kyoto) and improving the medical service system for infants.

Conspiring with its ruling partner Liberal Democratic Party, the Komei Party carried out intense anti-JCP attacks during the election campaign, but decreased its number and share of votes. (end)

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