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2021 November 24 - 30 TOP3 [POLITICS]

JCP Koike calls on CDPJ to reaffirm agreement on JCP's 'non-cabinet cooperation'

November 30, 2021

Japanese Communist Party Secretariat Head Koike Akira at a press conference held in the Diet building on November 29 called on the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan to reaffirm an agreement previously concluded with the JCP regarding a new government formation following the present coalition government.

The JCP has an agreement with the CDPJ to give "limited cooperation from outside a Cabinet" inaugurated after replacing the Liberal Democratic and Komei parties' government.

Koike explained that the agreement was made to realize a 20-item common policy agenda that was confirmed by the Civil Alliance together with four opposition parties.

He said, "This is a promise made to the general public as well as an agreement made between the heads of the four opposition political parties. Edano Yukio, leader of the CDPJ at that time, decided to enter into this agreement with the JCP. JCP Chair Shii Kazuo in response respected Edano's bold decision. As a result, the JCP withdrew its own candidates in more than 20 single-seat constituencies in the October 31 general election."

Koike added, "The JCP will continue to honor this public commitment and will faithfully comply with the JCP-CDPJ agreement. We'd like the CDPJ to also honor this agreement."

Past related article:
> JCP agrees with CDPJ to form limited non-cabinet alliance [October 1, 2021]

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