A group of Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers has urged local LDP chapters to revoke local assembly resolutions that favored a bill to give permanent non-Japanese residents voting rights in local elections.

The group, led by former Justice Minister Seisuke Okuno, an LDP House of Representatives member, sent letters urging the party’s prefectural chapters to reconsider and retract the resolutions, which were adopted by prefectural and municipal assemblies, group officials said Friday.

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