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2011 March 9 - 15 [ELECTION]

JCP secures 5 seats in Nagoya City Assembly election

March 15, 2011
In the Nagoya City Assembly election on February 13, the Japanese Communist Party secured five seats, down from 8, in the midst of a major media hype proclaiming a contest between “existing parties and new local parties.”

While voters’ dissatisfaction mounted with the “two major parties” setup of the Democratic and Liberal Democratic parties, the Genzei Nippon (Tax Cuts Japan), a newly launched local party led by Mayor Kawamura Takashi, became the largest party in the city assembly by rapidly increasing its seats from 1 to 28.

The JCP campaigned in all 16 electoral districts in an attempt to reveal to voters that Mayor Kawamura’s tax cuts plan calls for cuts in budgets for social services for residents.

The former largest party, the DPJ, sharply reduced seats held from 27 to 11. The LDP lost 4 seats and is down from 23 to 19. None of the 8 candidates of the Your Party was elected.
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