Abe’s party won parliamentary elections in Japan

Sunday, 10 July, 2016 - 17:00

Japan's ruling parliamentary coalition consisting of the Liberal Democratic Party of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Party "Komeito" has received more than two thirds of the seats in thethe House of Councillors. This will allow the head of the Japanese government to control the upper house of parliament.
All 242 members of the House of Councillors elected today, will determine the shape of the Japanese legislation over the next six years. All the legislative initiatives in the country to pass through the LDP-controlled chamber. Control of the vote of the upper house of parliament for the first time will allow to reconsider Japan's postwar constitution (in particular, Japan can be re-declared country with a full Ministry of Defence and the armed forces).

Prior to these elections, the Liberal Democratic Party of Prime Minister of Japan and the opposition Democratic Party, led by former Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada, divided approximately equally House of Councillors. The lower house of parliament  is completely dominated by the LDP, which facilitates the ruling party's legislative process control.