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Strength of in-house groups in House of Councillors

LDP Upper House member Takagai Emiko has automatically lost her Upper House seat because she is running for a seat in the proportional representation Chugoku bloc in the Lower House election, which was announced on Oct. 19. The LDP’s Takeuchi Isao, who was a runner-up in the proportional representation segment of the 2016 Upper House race, is expected to move up to take Takagai’s place soon.

 

With Takagai’s loss of eligibility to hold an Upper House seat, the strength of the House of Councillors in-house groups is now as follows.

 

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