• Kyodo


The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday ruled unconstitutional the disparity of up to 4.77 times in the weight of votes in July’s Upper House election, while dismissing the plaintiffs’ demand that the poll results in Tokyo and Kanagawa prefectural constituencies be nullified.

The Matsue branch of the Hiroshima High Court found the same day that the vote weight disparity in the House of Councilors election was “in a state of unconstitutionality” but rejected the plaintiffs’ demand that results in the Tottori and Shimane prefectural districts should be invalidated.

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