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LDP may be able to secure simple majority in Lower House election 

  • October 26, 2021
  • , Asahi, Sankei
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Asahi reported on its projection of the results of the Lower House election on Oct.31, analyzing that although the ruling LDP will likely lose some of the 276 seats it held before the Lower House dissolution, it may be able to secure a simple majority of more than 233 of the 465 seats in the chamber. The paper also projected that the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ), the largest opposition party, may not be able to win more than the 109 seats it held before the dissolution because the benefits of its election cooperation with other opposition parties in single-seat districts appear to be limited. 


Sankei made a similar projection that the LDP might be able to maintain a simple majority of the seats in the Lower House and that if it doesn’t win a simple majority it will certainly be able to secure a joint majority with its junior coalition partner the Komeito party. The paper speculated that the CDPJ will likely add some 30 seats to the number it held before the dissolution. 

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