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Strength of in-house groups in House of Councillors

On Oct. 29, the “Liberal Democratic Party and Voice of the People” parliamentary group notified the Upper House Secretariat that the LDP’s Takeuchi Isao has joined the parliamentary group. Takeuchi was a runner-up in the proportional representation segment of the 2016 Upper House race and has moved up [to take the place of Takagai Emiko, who automatically lost her Upper House seat because she ran for a seat in the proportional representation Chugoku bloc in the Lower House election.]


The strength of the House of Councillors in-house groups is now as follows.


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