July 21, 2013

An LDP win today in the Upper house election in Japan could give them a majority in both Diet chambers



"Last December’s election for the more powerful House of Representatives brought the LDP and Abe into power. But this election — for 121 of the 242 seats in the Upper House — will give the party a chance to claim majorities in both Diet chambers, breaking the long-standing “twisted legislature” that slowed down or blocked even modest policy proposals."







Source: Nation set for rare political continuity
BY CHICO HARLAN
THE WASHINGTON POST
July 20th 2013
Japan Times

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