• Kyodo


The Osaka High Court ruled Wednesday that the disparity of up to 4.77-fold in the weight of votes in July’s Upper House election was unconstitutional but dismissed plaintiffs’ demand that the election results in six western districts be nullified.

Also on Wednesday, the Nagoya High Court determined the disparity is “in a state of unconstitutionality,” while rejecting plaintiffs’ claims that the election results in three districts in central Japan should be invalidated.

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