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Possible scenarios of Lower House election

  • August 27, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 1
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Possible scenarios of Lower House election 

Sept.

5

Closing of the Tokyo Paralympic Games

12

State of emergency and quasi-state of emergency to end

 

Scenario 1:

Dissolve the Lower House

→  Freeze LDP presidential race

→  Carry out general elections in October (and hold LDP presidential race after this)

17

Announcement of LDP presidential race

29

Voting takes place

Oct.

 

Scenario 2:

Dissolve the Lower House

→ Voting takes place after Oct. 17

Scenario 3:

Lower House members to serve full term without dissolving the Lower House

→  Voting takes place on Oct. 17 at the latest

21

End of Lower House members’ term

Nov.

 

Scenario 4:

Hold an extraordinary Diet session and close it on Oct. 21

→  Voting takes place on Nov. 14

 

Scenario 5:

Hold an extraordinary Diet session and dissolve the Lower House on Oct. 21

→  Voting takes place on Nov. 28 at the latest

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