Apr 24, 2013

Lower House passes vote disparity bill

by Ayako Mie

The Lower House passed a bill Tuesday that would cut five of its 300 districts amid mounting pressure to rectify vote-value disparities that have plagued national elections. Most recently, the December general election has been ruled unconstitutional by several high courts due to disparities ...

LDP undaunted by vote-value rulings

Mar 27, 2013

LDP undaunted by vote-value rulings

by Reiji Yoshida

Despite a spate of high court rulings that last year’s general election was unconstitutional and even invalid due to large vote disparities, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party doesn’t think it is necessary to hold another Lower House campaign as long as it works on ...

Mar 27, 2013

Keep minority views alive

The Liberal Democratic Party discloses a flawed proposal to alter the electoral system toward less vote-value disparity between Lower House districts.