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The Hiroshima High Court ruled Thursday that the disparity in the weight of votes in July’s House of Councilors election was “in a state of unconstitutionality,” a nuanced term in Japanese that stops short of calling it unconstitutional.

The court also dismissed the plaintiffs’ demand that the electoral results in two constituencies — Hiroshima and Yamaguchi prefectures — be nullified.

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