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Saitama Prefecture Governor Selection 5 Candidates | NHK News

2019-08-08T08:33:47.277Z

The Saitama governor election, the first governor's election after the candidacy of the House of Councilors election, was announced, and five newcomers were elected. Both the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito ...



Saitama Prefecture Governor's Notification 5 Candidates August 8 17:27

The Saitama governor election, the first governor's election after the candidacy of the House of Councilors election, was announced, and five newcomers were elected. While both the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito recommend sports writers, the four opposition parties, such as the Constitutional Democratic Party, supported former members of the House of Councilors, and the ruling and opposition parties were effectively confronted.

The candidates for the Saitama governor's election were newcomers in the order of notification,
▽ Mr. Motohiro Ohno (55), a 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, without affiliation.
▽ 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 Liberal Democratic Party and the Komeito Party without belonging.
There are 5 people in total.

In this Saitama governor election, the current governor Ueda, who is also the chairman of the national governor, did not run for the first time, and it was the first time in 16 years for newcomers to fight.

While the Liberal Democratic Party and the Komeito Party supported Qingdao, the Constitutional Democratic Party, the National Democratic Party, the Communist Party, and the Social Democratic Party, as well as the Governor Ueda, supported Mr. Ohno.

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 past three turnouts have remained at a very low level of 20%, and it is also an issue how far the voter's interest can be drawn.

The vote for Saitama governor election will be held on the 25th of this month.

On the other hand, as Mr. Ohno resigned as a member of the House of Councilors to run for governor's election, a supplementary election will be held in October at the House of Councilors Saitama constituency.

Source: nhk

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