Japan’s governing party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), is fighting to retain its majority in the lower house as voting gets underway across the nation. It is the first major test for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida since taking office less than a month ago.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party was forecast to hold on to its majority in a parliamentary election, according to exit polls, although it suffered losses that could curb his drive to ease wealth inequality.
Japan’s new prime minister, Fumio Kishida, has said he wants to maintain a majority for the ruling coalition, a low-ball target given that the LDP alone held 276 seats before the election was called this month.
What people are saying?
aozora3131 Even if LDP reduces the number, it doesn’t mean the Japanese nation has given up on it. The basic understanding is LDP leads the ruling party. Then, the next hoping party, Japan Restoration Party has gotten more numbers than before. At the bottom of all, Japan will be better.
Andy Sharp Seems like most of the projections were off. The LDP machine kicks on. There is little love for the ruling party in Japan, but quite clearly little trust in the main opposition CDP.