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The Aug. 30 general election that brought the Democratic Party of Japan to power was “unconstitutional” because the disparity in the value of a vote reached as high as 2.30, the Osaka High Court declared Monday.

While rejecting a demand by an Osaka voter that the election returns in the Osaka No. 9 district be nullified, presiding Judge Kitaru Narita said, “The House of Representatives election, in which the disparity in vote value exceeded 2, is against the spirit of the Constitution.”

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