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Exit polls: LDP projected to win Japan election
CNN ^

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Japan
KEYWORDS: election; japan; ldp

1 posted on 12/16/2012 5:33:00 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Great, more liberal democrats in power.


2 posted on 12/16/2012 5:44:06 AM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: BobL

..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...)


3 posted on 12/16/2012 6:00:02 AM PST by erlayman
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To: BobL

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.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 6:16:07 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: BobL
The Liberal Democratic Party is as conservative as it gets in Japan. Other choices are the Democratic Party of Japan, Tomorrow Party of Japan, New Komeito Justice Party, Your Party, Japanese Communist Party, Social Democratic Party, People's New Party, New Party Daichi – True Democrats, Green Wind, New Renaissance Party, New Party Nippon, Okinawa Socialist Masses Party.

It's true democracies tend not to starts wars: because they are bankrupt from socialism and can't afford to.

5 posted on 12/16/2012 6:16:36 AM PST by Reeses
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To: BobL
The LDP is the conservative party in Japan. In Japan “Liberal” has a diffrent meaning than here. My wife is Japanese and she is excited about this election. She says the next Prime Minister is VERY conservative. Hopefully the LDP learned their lesson about spending unlike our squishy RINOS here. At least the LDP won't take any crap from the norks or china.
6 posted on 12/16/2012 6:23:04 AM PST by Cobraman_SC (This is the twilight of freedom in America - Get prepared NOW!)
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To: Perdogg

“Liberal Democrat Party, or LDP — led by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe”


The LDP is Japan’s equivalent of the Republican Party. Is Shinzo Japanese for “honest”? : )


7 posted on 12/16/2012 7:09:09 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Meaning of Shinzo

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/shinzo


8 posted on 12/16/2012 7:11:37 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: erlayman

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?


9 posted on 12/16/2012 7:46:56 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: katana

“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.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 8:14:12 AM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: Perdogg

Good news. It was LDP prime minister Koizumi who suuported GWB on Iraq and the War on Terror.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 8:47:42 AM PST by tellw
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To: Cobraman_SC

Same in Australia, the Liberal party is conservative.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 8:49:34 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Be positive: America is greater than Obama.)
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To: Perdogg

Well, Japan will “turn to the right,” in other words choose a government that will do nothing about its huge welfare state.


13 posted on 12/16/2012 9:44:50 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

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.


14 posted on 12/16/2012 9:53:32 AM PST by erlayman
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To: BobL

“conservative” can mean anything in different countries.

When Tokyo outlaws possession of kiddie porn, I’ll believe they are “moving to the right”


15 posted on 12/16/2012 11:28:17 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

“When Tokyo outlaws possession of kiddie porn, I’ll believe they are “moving to the right””

No kidding and not to mention their Animation.


16 posted on 12/16/2012 11:40:19 AM PST by BobL (Did you know that the Chinese now buy close to twice as many new cars as Americans each year?)
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To: BobL

Yup.

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.


17 posted on 12/16/2012 11:58:47 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BobL

Doesn’t affect us too much. We need to concentrate on ourselves for awhile. That is our problem...worrying about everyone else.


18 posted on 12/16/2012 12:13:27 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: katana

Thanks for the info.


19 posted on 12/16/2012 12:39:10 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
The LDP is Japan’s equivalent of the Republican Party.

Haven't those poor people suffered enough?

20 posted on 12/16/2012 1:09:21 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: BobL

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.


21 posted on 12/16/2012 4:36:43 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: AuH2ORepublican
"Is Shinzo Japanese for 'honest'?"

I see what you did there. :)

22 posted on 12/16/2012 4:42:19 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama": His entire life is Photoshopped.)
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To: Perdogg

“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.


23 posted on 12/16/2012 6:09:34 PM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: BobL

Despite the name it is actually their conservative party (or at least the more conservative party).


24 posted on 12/16/2012 9:39:34 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: BobL

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!”


25 posted on 12/17/2012 12:13:54 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: BobL

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 :)


26 posted on 12/17/2012 12:14:47 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

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.


27 posted on 12/17/2012 2:07:28 AM PST by FutureRocketMan (Santorum 2016)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
The LDP is Japan’s equivalent of the Republican Party.

Haven't those poor people suffered enough?

LOL

The LDP promises more economic stimulus, so more years of suffering are on deck, just like on this side of the Pacific..

28 posted on 12/17/2012 2:41:35 AM PST by Kennard
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To: Perdogg; BobL; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; GeronL; Cincinna; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; ...

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.


29 posted on 12/18/2012 12:26:03 AM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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