The new political party formed as a refuge for the liberal wing of the disintegrating main opposition Democratic Party has unveiled a list of 62 candidates that includes former Prime Minister Naoto Kan for the upcoming Lower House election.

Kan is among the first batch of candidates for the single-seat electoral districts in the Oct. 22 election unveiled by the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan on Friday.

The new party was launched this week by former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.