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Saitama Prefecture Governor Election Announces 5 Candidates | NHK News

2019-08-08T01:00:46.679Z

The Saitama governor election, which will be the first governor election in the whole country after the House of Councilors election last month, was announced, and the candidates that the ruling party and the opposition party have supported so far ...


Saitama governor election announced 5 candidates for 8 August 9:55

The Saitama governor election, which is the first governor election in the country after the House of Councilors election last month, was announced, and so far, five new candidates including candidates supported by the ruling and opposition parties have run for the election campaign.

The candidates for the Saitama governor's election were newcomers in the order of notification,
▽ Mr. Motohiro Ohno (55), a former defense politician and former member of the House of Councilors, supported by the constitutional Democratic Party Saitama Prefecture Federation, the National Democratic Party Saitama Prefecture Federation, and the Social Democratic Party Saitama Prefecture Federation.
▽ Mr. Nobuhiro Takeda (65), an independent high school teacher
▽ Dr. Satoshi Hamada (42), a party doctor who protects the public from NHK,
▽ Mr. Shizue Sakurai (63), a former construction company employee without affiliation,
▽ Kenta Qingdao (61), a sports writer recommended by the LDP and Komeito without belonging
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As Governor Ueda, who is in his current position, has announced that he will not stand as a candidate, it is likely that this will be a battle between newcomers for the first time in 16 years.

Mr. Aoshima, who is supported by the Liberal Democratic Party and the Komeito, is more likely to become a de facto ruling opposition by Mr. Ohno, who supports the Constitutional Democratic Party, the National Democratic Party, the Communist Party, and the Social Democratic Party, as well as the Governor Ueda.

Saitama Prefecture, whose population has continued to grow, is expected to be aging at the fastest pace in the country, and the demand for medical care and nursing care will increase, and how will the vitality of the region be maintained as the working-age population declines? It is expected that a controversy over whether or not to continue.

In addition, the voter turnout was at a very low level where almost 3 out of 4 people did not go to the ballot in the past 3 governor elections, 20% level. The challenge is how far the interest of voters can be drawn.

Candidates for Saitama governor elections will be closed at 5pm, and after a 17-day election campaign, a vote will be held on the 25th of this month and the votes will be counted the same day.

On the other hand, as Mr. Ohno resigned as a member of the House of Councilors before the governor's election, a substitute election will be held on October 27 in Saitama Senate District.

Source: nhk

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