Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led his Liberal Democratic Party to five consecutive victories in the 2012 parliamentary elections. 19659003] TOKYO, the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a majority in the upper house of parliament in Japan on Sunday, according to the number of votes. that Abe can even get the necessary majority to propose changes to the constitution.
NHK has announced that the Liberal Democratic Party of Abe and its junior partner Komeito have won 64 seats in the upper house. After two counts of votes, the two-thirds majority needed to reconsider the constitution may be nearby if the ruling bloc can be supported by members of another conservative party and an independent party.
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Elevated places were 124 seats in the less powerful of the two Chambers of Parliament of Japan. There are 245 seats in the upper chamber – who do not choose the prime minister – about half of whom are elected every three years.
The results seem to coincide or even exceed the pre-election polls that show that the Abe's ruling bloc has to keep the majority of voters believe that it is a safer choice for the opposition with uncertain results. To reach a majority of two-thirds or 164 seats, Abe needs another 85 seats from its ruling bloc and charter supporters.
Opposition parties focused on concerns about household finances, such as the impact of the upcoming 10% increase in sales tax and tensions in the state pension system against the backdrop of the aging population of Japan. in the context of North Korea's missile and nuclear threats and the growing military presence of China. He also demonstrated his diplomatic skills by cultivating a warm relationship with President Donald Trump.
Abe hoped to win enough seats in the upper chamber to increase his chances of revising the constitution, his long-standing goal before the end of his mandate in 2021. approval by a two-thirds majority in the two chambers to offer a review and search for a national referendum. His ruling bloc already has a two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house.
But Abe and his conservative supporters are facing challenges because voters seem more concerned about their jobs, the economy and social security. The Democratic Party of Japan and three more liberal parties have united in some areas. They highlighted support for gender equality and LGBT issues – areas where Abe's extreme conservative lawmakers are reluctant to go back
In a polling station in the Quo district in Tokyo on Sunday, voters were separated from Abe's rule for 6 1/2 years. A voter who only identified himself as a company employee in his 40s said he had chosen a candidate and a party that had proven able to do things by proposing to vote for the ruling Abe party and its candidate, as "there is no point in voting for a party or a politician who does not have such abilities. "Another voter, Katsunori Takeuchi, a 57-year-old fish market worker, said it was time to change the dominance of Abe and his ultra-conservative.
"I think the ruling party has been a dominant policy for too long and causing damage," he said.