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Opposition bloc buoyed by comfortable reelection of Iwate governor

  • September 10, 2019
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Asahi, Sankei, and Yomiuri wrote that the opposition camp was emboldened by the commanding victory of Iwate Governor Tasso in Sunday’s gubernatorial election. The Democratic Party of Japan, the Japanese Communist Party, the Social Democratic Party, and the Democratic Party for the People are growing increasingly confident of the prospects for their election cooperation since a candidate backed by them also won the Saitama gubernatorial race in August. Governor Tasso was easily reelected to a fourth term, defeating a candidate fielded by the ruling coalition by a wide margin. The articles added that the ruling and opposition blocs are expected to clash head on in the by-election for the vacant Upper House seat in Saitama in late October.

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