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A branch of the Sendai High Court ruled Thursday that the vote weight disparity of up to 4.77 times logged in the Upper House election in July was “in a state of unconstitutionality,” but rejected the plaintiffs’ demand that the results from the Akita constituency be nullified.

The ruling, issued by the high court’s Akita branch, was the last in a series of similar lawsuits filed at 14 high courts and their branches by lawyer groups.

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