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Japan Snap Election Dates 2017

Japan Snap Election Date: 22 October 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is weighing holding a snap general election as early as next month, a move that would allow him to seize on opposition disarray and growing support for his handling of the North Korea crisis.


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  1. Shinzo Abe is heading towards a snap general election on October 22 as the Japanese prime minister moves to exploit a shambolic opposition and secure power beyond the 2020 Olympic Games.
  2. Analysts said the ruling Liberal Democratic Party was well-placed to win, but there were risks to calling an early vote based purely on the weakness of the opposition, with echoes of UK prime minister Theresa May’s electoral disaster earlier this year.
  3. Abe appears increasingly inclined to call an election amid a recovery in public support following a spate of scandals, public broadcaster NHK reported, without saying where it obtained the information.


    Electoral system of Japan

Japan has a democratic system of government as does the United States. The electoral system in Japan is different, however. In Japan, representatives are elected to the national parliament, the Diet. The Diet is divided into an upper house (the House of Councillors) and a lower house (the House of Representatives).


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Japan Parties and leaders

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

Democratic Party (DP)

Communist Party (JCP)

Komeito (KM)

Nippon Ishin no Kai (NIK)


Japan past election results

 Summary of the 14 December 2014 Japanese House of Representatives election results

 

Political Party

Local Constituency Vote

PR Block Vote

Total Seats

+/−

 

Votes

 %

Seats

Votes

 %

Seats

Total

 %

Before

Last

 

 

Coalition

26,226,838

49.54%

232

24,973,152

46.82%

94

326

68.63%

0

+1

 

 

Liberal Democratic Party

LDP

25,461,448

48.1%

223

17,658,916

33.11%

68

291

61.26%

-4

-3

 

 

Komeito

NKP

765,390

1.45%

9

7,314,236

13.71%

26

35

7.37%

+4

+4

 

 

Democratic Party

DPJ

11,916,849

22.51%

38

9,775,991

18.33%

35

73

15.37%

+10

+16

 

 

Innovation Party

JIP

4,319,645

8.16%

11

8,382,699

15.72%

30

41

8.63%

-1

New

 

 

Japan Communist Party

JCP

7,040,130

13.3%

1

6,062,962

11.37%

20

21

4.42%

+13

+13

 

 

Party for Future Generations

PFG

947,395

1.79%

2

1,414,919

2.65%

0

2

0.42%

-17

New

 

 

Social Democratic Party

SDP

419,347

0.79%

1

1,314,441

2.46%

1

2

0.42%

0

0

 

 

People's Life Party

PLP

514,575

0.97%

2

1,028,721

1.93%

0

2

0.42%

-3

New

 

 

New Renaissance Party

NRP

16,597

0.03%

0

0

0.00%

0

0

 

 

Others

 

43,546

0.08%

0

364,965

0.69%

0

0

0.00%

0

0

 

 

Independents

 

1,511,242

2.85%

8

8

1.68%

-7

+3

 

Total

52,939,789

100.00%

295

53,334,447

100.00%

180

475

100%

-5[10]

 

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