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JCP chief aiming for change of govt in looming election

  • October 7, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:09 p.m.
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Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Communist Party leader Kazuo Shii voiced his eagerness Wednesday to realize a change of government in the next House of Representatives general election.


At the day’s meeting of chairs of JCP prefectural committees, Shii vowed to “grapple squarely” with the goals of achieving a change of government in the next Lower House election and establishing a coalition government of opposition parties.


The term of the current Lower House members is set to expire in October next year.


Shii also offered his view that the administration of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is showing a more heavy-handed attitude than the previous administration’s, through its “unconstitutional and illegal intervention in the personnel affairs of the Science Council of Japan.”


Suga is under fire for rejecting recently the appointments of six nominees to the country’s leading academic organization.


“It is the first time for us to aim to take power in the JCP’s 98-year history,” Shii said, calling for party members to take on the “historic challenge.”

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