With Japan’s Parliament dissolved; who are contenders in next snap polls

shinzo abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called a snap election. A number of opposition lawmakers boycotted a session at which the lower house was dissolved to protest PM Abe’s calling the election and creating a potential political vacuum at a time when tensions are high with North Korea. It need be mentioned that fresh opinion polls showed a fledgling conservative party led by popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike was gaining momentum ahead of the expected October 22 vote.

PM Abe, a conservative who returned to power in 2012, is hoping a boost in his voter support in recent months will help his Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) coalition maintain a simple majority. It currently holds a two-thirds “super” majority. Koike’s new Party of Hope — only formally launched on Wednesday — has upended the election outlook after the former LDP member announced she would lead the group herself.

“This will be a tough battle, but it’s all about how we will protect Japan, and the lives and peaceful existence of the Japanese people,” Mr. Abe told a group of lawmakers. The cabinet will formally decide the date of the poll later on Thursday.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
With Japan's Parliament dissolved; who are contenders in next snap polls
Author Rating
51star1star1star1star1star
  • facebook
  • googleplus
  • twitter
  • linkedin
  • linkedin
  • linkedin
Previous «
Next »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Clipper28 Digital Media

Latest News

Daily Digital Newspaper

Entertainment

Advertisement

Clipper28
Clipper28
14:58 31 Aug 17
Clipper28.com is a useful Website, Which covers all types of latest news all around the world, This site is having very interesting videos also. In very short time this site has grown and gain good ranking in Global media.
harsh sahu
harsh sahu
07:29 31 Aug 17
It's a vry good web portal news website in raipur chhattisgarh.
Minal Sharma
Minal Sharma
08:30 29 Aug 17
this news website is verry fast. i like it
Amit Sharma
Amit Sharma
07:59 29 Aug 17
Best environment,best content,best segments overall the best digital media for connecting youth.
Dipesh Nishad
Dipesh Nishad
15:04 31 Aug 17
Best News Portal for the latest Updates.
See All Reviews