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JCP had higher percentage of female candidates elected than any other party in local assembly elections

The Japanese Communist Party (JCP) was the party with the highest percentage of female candidates elected in the April 7 assembly elections held in 41 prefectures and 17 ordinance-designated cities.

 

A total of 51 female JCP candidates were elected to prefectural assemblies (percentage of women: 51.52%) and 60 female JCP candidates were elected to ordinance-designated city assemblies (52.17%).

 

Overall, 237 women were elected to prefectural assemblies, where a total of 2,277 seats were up for grabs. Meanwhile, 211 women were elected to ordinance-designated city assemblies, where a total of 1,012 seats were up for grabs.

 

 

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