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Yosuke Isozaki says LDP should secure “single-party majority” in Upper House election

  • 2015-07-27 15:00:00
  • , Mainichi
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(Mainichi: July 27, 2017, 2015 – p. 2)

 

 Yosuke Isozaki, a special advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, delivered a speech in Oita City on July 27. Regarding the next House of Councillors election, he said: “It is important because of constitutional revision. I hope the Liberal Democratic Party will be able to secure a single-party majority if possible. Then we will be able to carry out constitutional reform in our favor.” He then took the view that “as (approval by) a two-thirds majority in both Diet houses is required, what we need to do will be narrowed own.”

 

 Isozaki is in charge of the security-related bills, on which deliberations will start on July 27 in the Upper House. As to when the legislation will be enacted, he said, “I hope to conclude the discussions before the middle of September.” In connection with the view that the legislation is ‘unconstitutional,’ he retorted that “there is no change in the interpretation of the Constitution that says the minimum necessary (use of armed force is only allowed). What we should pay attention to is whether the bills are necessary to protect our country. It has nothing to do with legal stability.”

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