Wednesday, December 31, 2014

DPJ 2015: With Nagatsuma in, Left Also Represented in Representative Election

Former MHLW Minister Akira Nagstuma is now the de facto candidate representing the labor union/ex-SDP wing  of the DPJ left, most likely hurting Katsuya Okada in the first round vote. My no arithmetic, highly impressionistic guess now puts my money on a Goshi -Nagatsuma runoff that Hosono will easily win.

I’m mildly surprised to read that Renho has failed to secure the necessary 20 Diet member support to stand as a candidate. With its ranks depleted, shouldn’t the DPJ change the rules to make it easier to stand?

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