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2022 October 12 - 18 [JCP]

All 4 JCP candidates win in Oyamazaki Town Assembly election in Kyoto

October 18, 2022

All four Japanese Communist Party candidates won in the Oyamazaki Town Assembly election in Kyoto on October 16. As a result, the JCP share in the assembly secures 33.33%, keeping its highest position in the JCP presence in local assembly seats.

Furthermore, in the town mayoral election on the same day, the JCP-backed incumbent, Maekawa Hikaru, was reelected. Maekawa received 4,628 votes or 58.40% of the total votes, beating his rival supported by the Liberal Democratic Party, the Komei Party, and the Democratic Party for the People. The voter turnout rate stood at 60.22%.

Maekawa, in the mayoral election campaign, stressed that he achieved the goal of zero children waiting to enter public nurseries, introduced a program to provide a hot school lunch cooked onsite to junior high students, and implemented measures to improve residents’ livelihoods. He appealed to voters for their support by saying, “I’ll work together with townspeople to advance resident-first policies.”

In the assembly race in which 15 candidates contested 12 seats, two JCP candidates finished in first and second places. The number of votes which the four JCP candidates obtained totaled 2,683 (33.31% of the total vote cast).

Past related article:
> JCP-backed candidate wins in Oyamazaki Town mayor race [October 23, 2018]

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