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Tamaki, Ogushi declare candidacy in Party of Hope leadership race

  • November 8, 2017
  • , All national papers evening edition
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All Wednesday evening papers wrote that Yuichiro Tamaki and Hiroshi Ogushi, both of whom were reelected as Lower House members in the latest general election, filed their candidacies on Wednesday for co-leader of the Party of Hope. The party will select a co-leader to work with Tokyo Governor Koike, who leads the party from outside the Diet, in a vote by its 53 lawmakers on Friday. Tamaki, a fourth-term politician from Kagawa Prefecture who is supportive of the new security laws, expressed his intention to promote discussion on constitutional revision, including Article 9, during a news conference. Ogushi, a fifth-term legislator from Saga Prefecture who is against the security laws, stated at the same news conference that it is not necessary at this stage to amend Article 9. 

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