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A record 35 women won seats in the Upper House elections on July 10. However, women parliamentarians make up only 28 percent of candidates, indicating that Japan is far from equal.
A woman candidate won 35 seats in the Upper House elections on 10 July 2022. She set a new record surpassing the 28 women who won seats in the 2016 and 2019 elections respectively. Overall, women accounted for 28% of the 125 award-winning candidates. The number of women in the 248 House of Councilors rose to a new high of 64, including members who could not contest this election.
In 2018, Parliament passed a non-binding law requiring political parties to field an equal number of male and female candidates in parliamentary and local elections. In the July House of Councilors election, there were 181 female candidates, surpassing the 146 in 1989, a record high, but not quite at 33.2% of the total.
More than half of the candidates for the Constitutional Democratic Party and the Japanese Communist Party are women, and more than 50% are elected by these parties. Meanwhile, the Liberal Democratic Party set a new record with 13 female candidates, just 23.2 percent of the total. - Posted on : 15-July-2022
Japans ruling party won a landslide victory in House of Representatives elections on Sunday, helping a constitutional amendment retain the two-thirds majority needed to advance amendments to the Supreme Law. ..
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The Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komito won a total of 76 seats and comfortably retained a majority of senators with 248 members. - Posted on : 12-July-2022