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Edano likely to prevail in opposition leadership race 

  • September 9, 2020
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Mainichi front-paged the ongoing leadership election campaign for the new opposition party to be launched through the merger between the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ) and the Democratic Party for the People (DPFP). The paper conjectured that CDPJ President Edano is apparently leading DPFP Policy Research Council Chairman Izumi by a wide margin. Nearly 100 of the 149 new party’s Diet members are likely to vote for Edano. As Izumi is apparently waging an uphill battle, his associates are campaigning hard by arguing that the more support Izumi gains, the more receptive Edano will be to DPFP lawmakers’ calls for making the new party more policy-oriented. 

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