Many voters queried about the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election Sunday said they cast ballots for Tomin First no Kai (Tokyoites First), the upstart party led by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, because they did not want the scandal-plagued Liberal Democratic Party to take control of the legislature.

However, they also voiced concerns about Tomin First's vague policies.

At a polling station in the western Tokyo suburb of Kodaira, a 62-year-old woman said she voted for Tomin First because she was irked by all the favoritism scandals involving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government and LDP, including Kake Gakuen, the Okayama-based school operator run by Abe's close friend Kotaro Kake.