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VOTE DISPARITY

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 8, 2013
Sapporo court finds 2012 race unconstitutional
The Sapporo High Court ruled Thursday that it was unconstitutional to hold last year's general election without correcting the regional disparity in voting weights, backing a similar decision made by the Tokyo High Court the previous day.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 7, 2013
Vote disparity in '12 'unconstitutional'
The Tokyo High Court rules that the vote weight disparity in a single-seat Tokyo constituency in December's general election is unconstitutional, but refuses to nullify the outcome.

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