Print Edition - 2017-10-04  |  World News Digest

Tokyo guv names 192 candidates

- Agencies, TOKYO

Oct 4, 2017-

Popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike named 192 candidates on Tuesday for her new party that aims to wrest power from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but insisted she would not stand herself in the October 22 election. Former TV anchorwoman Koike has shaken up Japan’s usually sleepy political scene by launching her “Party of Hope”, vowing a break with the old school represented by Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Koike plans eventually to have at least 233 candidates for the snap election—giving her a theoretical chance of taking a majority in the powerful lower house of Japan’s 465-seat parliament. 

Published: 04-10-2017 09:42

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