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Hosono of Party of Hope, CDPJ reject new party plan

Tokyo, April 3 (Jiji Press)–Goshi Hosono of the Party of Hope said Tuesday that he will not join a new opposition force proposed by the Democratic Party. 

 

The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan also officially rejected the DP’s call for creating a new party.

 

Hosono, former environment minister and a founding member of the Party of Hope, told reporters that he does not want to “distort” his belief as a politician and policies for an election.

 

At a meeting of party secretaries-general, the CDPJ turned down the DP request in a written response saying that CDPJ supporters will never appreciate the creation of a new party because it will result in changes in the party’s ideology and policies.

 

Even if a new party comes into being, it will be difficult to become the No. 1 opposition force, pundits said, pointing out that House of Representatives lawmakers of the DP are also reluctant to join hands with the Party of Hope.

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