Comments on: Ruling LDP Suffers “Utter Defeat” in Japanese Upper House Elections http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12309 A rough draft of my thoughts... Fri, 05 Oct 2007 01:13:40 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.4 by: The Florida Masochist http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12309#comment-1363876 Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:06:13 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12309#comment-1363876 <strong>Upheval</strong> Abe has been a staunch US ally but the election results were more likely due to economic factors and recent corruption scandals in Japan's ruling party. Maybe the Japanese people finally had enough of politics as usual. Upheval

Abe has been a staunch US ally but the election results were more likely due to economic factors and recent corruption scandals in Japan’s ruling party. Maybe the Japanese people finally had enough of politics as usual.

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by: MSS http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12309#comment-1363870 Sun, 29 Jul 2007 20:36:04 +0000 http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=12309#comment-1363870 Fujimori ("The Last Samurai") almost certainly has been defeated. He is running fifth in preference votes on the national list, and there is no way the PNP will win that many list seats. Fujimori (”The Last Samurai”) almost certainly has been defeated. He is running fifth in preference votes on the national list, and there is no way the PNP will win that many list seats.

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