Japan PM Kishida’s LDP wins with majority in parliamentary elections

TOKYO: The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of incumbent Prime Minister Fumio Kishida wins with abolute majority of 261 seats in 465 – member lower house in the Diet yesterday.

Despite being a multiparty democracy, the electoral ground of Japan is always ruled by LDP leading to a single party domination.The PM Kishida, who was in office from October 4, dissolved the lower house to receive public mandate.

Kishida earlier held the portfolios of Defence & Foreign affairs. LDP released its election manifesto titled “Create a New Era together with you” on October 12.

Although the party’s General Seceratary Akira Amari lost his seat, the results will boost up the LDP’s victory for the upper house elections scheduled next year. The formation of parliamentary committees and passing the legislations will become a cake walk for it.

“The lower house election is about choosing a leadership, I believe we received a mandate from the voters”, said Mr. Kishida after the victory.

Mr.Kishida tweeted , “It is expected that the general election of members of the House of Representatives will be able to achieve the goal of “acquiring a majority by the coalition government of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Komeito Party.” The Liberal Democratic Party’s sole majority has been confirmed, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your support.

As the ballot counting work continues, we will continue to monitor the results of the winning of our comrades.”

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