Print Edition - 2017-10-03  |  World News Digest

New centre-left party launched in Japan

- Agencies, TOKYO

Oct 3, 2017-

A splinter group from Japan’s biggest opposition camp on Monday announced plans to create a new centre-left party, the latest change in the nation’s political landscape ahead of an election. Yukio Edano, deputy head of the Democratic Party (DP), said he would form the new party with like-minded members after the former main opposition group imploded last week. DP leader Seiji Maehara announced last week the party would not field candidates in the October 22 poll, joining forces with the new “Party of Hope” formed by popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike in a bid to topple Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 

Published: 03-10-2017 09:54

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