Tokyo, Jan. 31 (Jiji Press)–The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan on Sunday vowed to oust the Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito pair from power in the upcoming general election.
“We’re determined to create a new government led by the CDP by defeating the LDP-Komeito pair,” CDP leader Yukio Edano told a regular party convention.
The party held its regular convention for the first time since its establishment in September last year following a fresh bout of opposition party realignment.
The CDP took over the name of a predecessor party.
This year, Japan is set to have a general election of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Diet, the country’s parliament, because its members will reach the end of their term in autumn.
At the convention, Edano criticized the government for its responses to the novel coronavirus epidemic, describing the rapid spread of infections and the current medical system crisis as a “man-made disaster.”
“We’re resolved to take up the historic mission of achieving conversion to politics that protect lives and livelihoods,” he said.
The party adopted an activity plan for 2021, which calls for the maximum efforts to unify candidates in Lower House single-seat constituencies with other opposition parties.
After the convention, Edano told a news conference that he will disclose his plans for a new administration soon, expressing a wish to cooperate with parties supporting the plans.
CDP members attended the convention online, except for top executives such as Edano.