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New balance of power in Upper House

  • 2015-12-22 15:00:00
  • , Mainichi
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(Mainichi: December 22, 2015 – p. 5)

 

 The Party for Future Generations (renamed “Nihon no Kokoro wo Taisetsu ni suru kai” (party to cherish Japan’s spirit) on Dec. 21 reported to the House of Councillors secretariat the departure of Katsuhiko Eguchi from the party. The respective strength of the political parties is now as follows:

 

Political groups

Seats

Liberal Democratic Party

113

Democratic Party of Japan and The Shin-Ryokufukai

59

Komeito Party

20

Japanese Communist Party

11

The Assembly to Energize Japan and The Independents

7

Japan Innovation Party

6

Japan Innovation Party (House of Councillors)

5

Party for Future Generations

4

Independents Club

3

Social Democratic Party

3

The People’s Life Party & Taro Yamamoto and Friends

3

New Renaissance Party and Group of Independents

2

Independents

6

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