• Kyodo


Another court ruled Thursday that December’s general election was unconstitutional due to a significant disparity in the weight of votes, but refused to nullify the results in the district of contention.

The Tokyo High Court made the ruling in a lawsuit filed by a 36-year-old resident of Niigata Prefecture but rejected the plaintiff’s demand to nullify the Dec. 16 House of Representatives election result for the Niigata No. 1 constituency.

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