TOKYO, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — Japan’s opposition Democratic Party for the People (DPP) has re-elected its incumbent head Yuichiro Tamaki because the chief.
Tamaki, securing a decisive victory over the get together’s performing chief Seiji Maehara, was re-elected because the get together’s chief for a brand new three-year time period within the management election on Saturday.
Tamaki, 54, whose time period is till the top of September 2026, scooped up 80 factors, greater than the bulk essential to win out of the 111 factors allotted to the voters, whereas Maehara garnered 31 factors.
In his victory speech, Tamaki expressed his dedication to listen to the opinions of various related events for enhancements when it comes to points uncovered in the course of the management election, in preparation for the upcoming common elections.
According to native media shops, the five-term House of Representatives member additionally stated he has no plans to turn out to be a Cabinet member, alluding to the potential reshuffle.
Analysts right here identified that the election revealed a sharpening of ideological variations inside the get together, and that its future growth will now be carefully watched in Japan’s political panorama.
In September 2020, Japan’s largest opposition get together emerged following a merger of the Constitutional Democratic Party (CDP) and the then DPP. The get together retained the title of CDP.
However, over 10 members of the Japanese parliament, together with Tamaki, selected to not be a part of the CDP and as an alternative established the brand new DPP. In December of the identical yr, Tamaki was elected because the chief of this newly fashioned get together.