In the morning I still had some hope: On Twitter and other social media was a lot going in terms of elections, and when I drove past on the way to the bakery at a polling station, I saw a long queue of voters and a lot more people, who were on their way to the polling station. Could this choice might still harbor a surprise?
She could not. The result was exactly the same way predictable. The turnout is a disgrace to democracy: Just 52,6% Citizens were select (at Huffingtonpost.jp there is a nice overview of, how much was the turnout in each prefecture) – which is more than 6% less than in the parliamentary elections 2012 (and the voter turnout in that election was already the worst since 2. World war!). 475 Seats were awarded to – at this stage (1 Clock in the morning) are only 9 Not counted seats. The ruling Liberal Democrats come up with their junior partners, the Komeito, the extent to 319 Seats (before the election, there were 325), the strongest opposition party – before 2012 ruling Democrats – come therefore to whole 71 Seats. They are at least 9 more than before the election. The Communists come to 20 (before 8 Seats), and the The next generation of party – The Party for Future Generations of the former governor of Tokyo, Ishihara, and Hashimoto, Governor of Osaka, was punished: Previously, she had 19 Seats, now only 2. In other words – the government coalition confirmed its whopping two-thirds majority.
Abe must therefore continue to be observed here, as he doctored in the economy and the Japanese Constitution. And he can feel vindicated by the result. Even if there is to think him hopefully, that just half of the population seems to care about any of this.
In this sense, one can quite confidently choice with 4 Describe words: Been nothing but expenses.
The current results – with graphics – you can see in NHK.