Japan will hold its general election on 30 August–not a moment too soon for a public that is ready to dump a cabinet in which less than 20% approve.
Is there any scenario in which the Liberal Democratic Party does not suffer its first ever outright election loss? The party was founded by a merger of two existing parties (amazingly, one was the Liberal Party and the other was the Democratic Party) in 1955. It was out of power briefly following the 1993 election, but that was not a straight government-vs.-opposition contest. Those have happened only under the MMM system implemented during the LDP’s brief opposition phase, and the LDP has done quite well under MMM, up to now.
Is the gig finally up? I have learned not to count the LDP out. But it looks so.
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