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How people elect parliaments

Japanese parliament brings huge majority, but in distorted result

The early election called by Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has served him well, narrowly maintaining his government’s two-thirds majority in the Shugi-in, the lower house of the Japanese parliament. … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Japanese government may win election landslide

The incumbent government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks likely to win a landslide in this weekend’s snap national elections. The long-dominant Liberal Democrat Party, despite recent scandals, is … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Snap Japanese election will not be normal competition

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap early election for the Shugi-in, the lower House of the Japanese parliament – but don’t expect a normal contest. The election … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 1 Comment