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VOTE DISPARITY

JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 19, 2013
Fukuoka court rules July vote gap nearly unconstitutional; results stand
The Fukuoka High Court ruled Thursday that the disparity in the weight of the votes cast in the House of Councilors election in July was "in a state of unconstitutionality" but rejected the plaintiffs' demand to nullify the results.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 18, 2013
Two more high courts condemn vote gap
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.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 17, 2013
Okinawa court finds 'unconstitutionality' in July election vote gap
The Naha branch of the Fukuoka High Court ruled Tuesday that the disparity of up to 4.77-fold in the weight of votes in July's Upper House election was "in a state of unconstitutionality" but rejected the plaintiff's demand that the result in Okinawa be invalidated.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 16, 2013
More courts stop shy of annulling July poll
Two high courts rule that the vote weight disparity in the Upper House election in July was unconstitutional but dismiss a demand to nullify results from seven constituencies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 6, 2013
Another court balks at voiding July poll
The Sapporo High Court ruled Friday that the disparity in the weight of votes in July's Upper House election was "in a state of unconstitutionality" but dismissed a demand that the result in the Hokkaido race be nullified.
JAPAN
Dec 5, 2013
Court buys time for vote-value adjustment
The Hiroshima High Court says vote-weight disparities put the Upper House election “in a state of unconstitutionality” but stops short of calling it unconstitutional.
JAPAN
Nov 28, 2013
Court voids Okayama poll result
The Hiroshima High Court rules that the outcome of the July Upper House election in Okayama Prefecture should be invalidated due to an unconstitutional disparity in the value of votes between constituencies.
JAPAN
Nov 28, 2013
Court voids election in western Japan on vote disparity
The Hiroshima High Court ruled Thursday that the outcome of the July Upper House election in Okayama Prefecture should be invalidated due to an unconstitutional disparity in the weight of votes.
JAPAN
Nov 20, 2013
Top court balks at voiding 2012 poll
The Supreme Court declares that the 2012 Lower House general election was “in a state of unconstitutionality” due to the large disparity in vote value among constituencies, but declines to nullify its outcome.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 22, 2013
Lawyers sue to nullify Upper House poll results
Lawsuits are filed across the nation to nullify the House of Councilors election over an unconstitutional disparity in vote values that has lingered for too long.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 24, 2013
Ruling bloc vote enacts five-seat Diet reduction
The LDP-led ruling bloc forces passage of a token electoral reform bill in a manner not seen since 2008, highlighting the Diet's deepening divide.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 24, 2013
Lower House passes vote disparity bill
The Lower House passed a bill Tuesday that would cut five of its 300 districts amid mounting pressure to rectify vote-value disparities that have plagued national elections.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Apr 23, 2013
Is legislation weighty enough to rebalance election system?
While the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enjoys high support rates, hovering around 70 percent, its very legitimacy is being questioned.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 12, 2013
December poll unconstitutional but results stand: Tokyo High Court
Another court ruled Thursday that December's general election was unconstitutional due to a significant disparity in the weight of votes, but refused to nullify the results in the district of contention.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 8, 2013
Election boards appeal nullified poll results
Election boards in Okayama and Shimane appeal court rulings that invalidated the results of the 2012 Lower House election over an unconstitutional gap in vote weights.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 29, 2013
Abe gives assurances on fixing vote disparities but mum on timeline
On the heels of several high court rulings that the December poll that returned his party to power was unconstitutional and in some cases voided local-level results, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that "he will work to resolve" the vote weight disparity compromising the electoral system, but...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 27, 2013
Court voids poll results in a third district
Another court rules that the outcome of the December election was unconstitutional and invalid in a specific district, citing a significant disparity in the weight of votes between different areas.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 27, 2013
LDP undaunted by vote-value rulings
Despite a spate of high court rulings that last year's general election was unconstitutional and even invalid due to large vote disparities, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party doesn't think it is necessary to hold another Lower House campaign as long as it works on election reform, Secretary General...
EDITORIALS
Mar 27, 2013
Keep minority views alive
The Liberal Democratic Party discloses a flawed proposal to alter the electoral system toward less vote-value disparity between Lower House districts.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 26, 2013
2012 election results voided in Hiroshima
The Hiroshima High Court becomes the first court in the nation to invalidate results from last year's Lower House election because of unconstitutional vote-value disparities.

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