Election Fatigue

I’m suffering from it and I can’t even vote. Yes, it is polling day again, for what, the 3rd time in a year?
The BBC is trying to seem interested. I guess it will be like a referendum on Abe’s post-Koizumi reign.

UPDATE (July 30):
Well the people have spoken. It was a Bloody Sunday for the ruling Liberal Democrats (LDP), with the opposition Democrats (DPJ) winning a majority in the Upper House for the first time in its history. The one-party system in Japan seems to finally have come to an end.

3 Comments so far

  1. Emma (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 6:07 am

    Can someone explain to me the difference between Liberal Democrat and Democrat parties? Like an ideological difference? Is there a Conservative Republican and a Republican party, too?


  2. James Hart (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 11:09 am

    Hi Emma,

    The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is centre-right, aligned for example with the US Republicans and UK Conservatives.

    The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) is centre-left, aligned with the US Democratic Party and the UK Labour Party.

    More info at Wikipedia:
    DPJ, LDP

    Hope that helps. Have a great day!


  3. Emma (unregistered) on August 1st, 2007 @ 12:22 am

    It does help! Thanks :)



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