Archive for July 22nd, 2013

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LDP-Komeito Coalition Secures Upper House Japanese Parliamentary Election

July 22, 2013

Prime Minister Abe’s party, the Liberal Democrats, will hold 115 of the 242 upper chamber seats.  The LDP’s junior partner, New Komeito, will hold 20 seats.  Thus the ruling coalition now controls a comfortable majority of 135 seats, up from 102 seats in the previous parliament.  The coalition will control key committees.  This marks the […] More