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Opposition parties struggle to coordinate candidates in more than 70 single-seat districts 

  • September 19, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri reported that five opposition parties, including the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, the People’s Democratic Party, and the Japanese Communist Party, are having difficulty coordinating their candidates in about 80 of the 289 single-seat constituencies ahead of the general election. While they are aware that many of these districts will probably be won by LDP contenders if the opposition parties fail to field joint candidates, each party is still insisting on naming its own members as candidates. The coordination process is becoming even more difficult given that the CDPJ’s largest supporter, Rengo, is reluctant to team up with the JCP. 

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