July 1992 Japanese Elections

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Elections for half of the 252 seats of the upper house of Japan's Diet (parliament) will be held in late July 1992. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) appears unlikely to regain the majority it lost in the previous upper house election in July 1989. It appears that continued, but sometimes difficult, cooperation between the LDP and some of the smaller opposition parties is one likely result of the 1992 election. On the other hand, there is a possibility that significant political changes, such as the formation of a coalition government or even a reorganization of the political parties, could … continued below

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Young, Jeffrey D June 5, 1992.

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Elections for half of the 252 seats of the upper house of Japan's
Diet (parliament) will be held in late July 1992. The ruling
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) appears unlikely to regain the
majority it lost in the previous upper house election in July
1989. It appears that continued, but sometimes difficult,
cooperation between the LDP and some of the smaller opposition
parties is one likely result of the 1992 election. On the other
hand, there is a possibility that significant political changes,
such as the formation of a coalition government or even a
reorganization of the political parties, could result from an
opposition victory. As of early June, there are two large sources
of uncertainty regarding the upcoming election: first, the LDP
could dissolve the lower house and hold a lower house election on
the same day as the upper house election, which would alter all
calculations of likely outcomes; and second, political scandals
which would probably hit the LDP hardest could be brought to
light before the election.

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  • June 5, 1992

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Young, Jeffrey D. July 1992 Japanese Elections, report, June 5, 1992; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs25/: accessed July 30, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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