Koike Yuriko Shakes Up October Election Prospects with Party of Hope

Author: Nippon.com Editorial Board

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

On September 28, Prime Minister Abe Shinzō dissolved the Diet and announced a snap general election to be held on October 22. The sudden appearance of Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko’s new party, Kibō no Tō, or the Party of Hope, has established an entirely new chessboard, with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s pieces arrayed across from the newcomer’s.

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