Skip to comments.Exit polls: LDP projected to win Japan election
Posted on 12/16/2012 5:32:39 AM PST by Perdogg
The Liberal Democrat Party was poised to return to power in Japan on Sunday, with exit polls projecting a sweeping victory in the general election.
Exit polls from CNN affiliate NHK show that the Liberal Democrat Party, or LDP -- led by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe -- won the majority of votes in the country's lower house election. The projected results, which indicate the party captured at least 275 of 480 house seats, would give the party another stab at power three years after it was unceremoniously dumped for the Democrat Party of Japan, or DPJ.
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Great, more liberal democrats in power.
..it’s time to reset the clock back to the good old pork barrel LDP days. But the REAL winners today are the wealthy (elderly) and vested interests (that would be the conservative party of Japan...)
The LDP is the more conservative of the two main parties in Japan and had a monopoly on power for the decades of Japan’s recovery and rise from the fifties on. The Democratic Party of Japan is left of center. I once met their former party head and PM (for less than a year) Yukio Hatoyama. So this election was a turn to the right. Party labels can be deceptive.
It's true democracies tend not to starts wars: because they are bankrupt from socialism and can't afford to.
“Liberal Democrat Party, or LDP — led by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe”
Meaning of Shinzo
Ah, what do you mean by “conservative”? The dictionary definition of resisting change? Or the political philosophy represented by constiutionalism, free markets, freedom and representative government?
“So this election was a turn to the right. Party labels can be deceptive.”
Thanks, I’ve followed Japan for decades - I was just having some fun with their party names. I do hope they pull out of their economic mess and get their act together for China, before it’s too late.
Good news. It was LDP prime minister Koizumi who suuported GWB on Iraq and the War on Terror.
Same in Australia, the Liberal party is conservative.
Well, Japan will “turn to the right,” in other words choose a government that will do nothing about its huge welfare state.
Pensions will go down for sure and maybe even public work projects. But this was essentially a referendum on whether or not Japan should continue nuclear power. And, guess what? The opposition couldn’t come up with a viable replacement energy source so they chose nuclear power.
“conservative” can mean anything in different countries.
When Tokyo outlaws possession of kiddie porn, I’ll believe they are “moving to the right”
“When Tokyo outlaws possession of kiddie porn, Ill believe they are moving to the right”
No kidding and not to mention their Animation.
It has had the “desired” effect. U-15 shops are everywhere and youths now think underage prostitution is just another way to earn some pocket money. Mommy and daddy perverts are selling pics and vids of their own daughters (at any age) in the skimpiest thongs and sexual poses for money.
Doesn’t affect us too much. We need to concentrate on ourselves for awhile. That is our problem...worrying about everyone else.
Thanks for the info.
Haven't those poor people suffered enough?
The LDP is as right-wing as the mainstream gets. Other than the Neoconservative faction of the party, which has a tendency to say things like Imperial Japanese War Crimes in WWII were “propaganda”.
Due to cultural differences, the LDP is still incredibly statist by American standards.
I see what you did there. :)
“The Liberal Democratic Party is as conservative as it gets in Japan.”
Liberal in the traditional sense.
I hate the way progressive statist have highjacked the word liberal. They are not even close to being liberal.
Despite the name it is actually their conservative party (or at least the more conservative party).
Don’t go by the name. the LDP are centrist, but like the DPJ are basically crony-driven party with no real agenda in place except “elect me!”
Also, don’t use the US terms of liberal etc. in context of other countries — the Liberals in Australia tend to be more rightist for instance :)
i don’t think “constitutionalism” really has the same definition in Japan as it does in America, of course. But, the idea that while America goes left, the world moves to the rigth, and vice versa seems to be evident yet again.
Haven't those poor people suffered enough?
The LDP promises more economic stimulus, so more years of suffering are on deck, just like on this side of the Pacific..
Alright, the Liberal Democrats won HUGE! Excellent. See Japan elected an incompetent regime and then corrected the mistake and got rid of them. If only America was so wise.
Yes this is Japan, the bad guys are the democrats and the ‘good guys’ are the Liberal Democrats.
And in Australia the good guys are the Liberals.
And in Spain, the Social Democrats which in every other country that has a party called that are the bad guys.