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Eight DP Tokyo chapter members defect ahead of Metropolitan Assembly election

  • April 4, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

The Democratic Party (DP) Tokyo chapter held a meeting at party headquarters on April 3. It was revealed at the meeting that eight Tokyo chapter members, including candidates in the upcoming Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, had submitted their resignations. Seven of the 36 official candidates recognized by the party and one incumbent assembly member are leaving the party.


DP Secretary General Yoshihiko Noda told a news conference on the same day: “This is an important election that cannot be left only to the Tokyo chapter,” indicating that DP headquarters is planning to do something about this situation.


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