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Ruling coalition bound to win majority of seats up for grabs

  • June 27, 2022
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Mainichi forecast a resounding victory for the ruling LDP in the July 10 Upper House election based on its nationwide public opinion poll and field surveys in all electoral districts. Out of the 125 seats up for grabs, the LDP alone may collect as many as 67 seats. As its junior partner Komeito is also likely to win at least 13 seats, the ruling coalition is bound to capture a majority. On the other hand, the opposition camp led by the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ) is waging an uphill battle since its electoral cooperation for single-seat districts is limited. Opposition candidates are leading in only three out of the 32 single-seat constituencies. Opposition contestants are also competing neck and neck with ruling party candidates in five other single-seat districts. The CDPJ is likely to end up with several fewer seats than the pre-election figure of 45. On the other hand, the Japan Innovation Party is performing well and may double its number of pre-election seats to 15.

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