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New party strengths in Lower House after departure of Toyota, Hosoda

  • August 11, 2017
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

On Aug. 10, the Liberal Democratic Party’s party ethics committee approved the departure of Lower House member Mayuko Toyota from the party. Following the publication of magazine reports on her physical and verbal assaults on secretaries, she tendered her resignation on June 22.

 

After Democratic Party Deputy President Goshi Hosono and the LDP’s Toyota left their parties, the party strengths in the Lower House are expected to be as follows.

 

Party

No. of members

LDP, Mushozoku no kai (Group of Independents)

289

DP, Mushozoku kurabu (Club of Independents)

94

Komeito

35

Japanese Communist Party (JCP)

21

Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party)

15

Liberal Party

2

Social Democratic Party (SDP), Shimin Rengo (Civil Alliance for Peace and Constitutionalism)

2

Independents

15

Vacancies

2

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