The Communists gained six seats in elections for Tokyo's City Council but otherwise the results announced on Monday (9 July), showed little change.
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MV Dr. Ryokichi Minobe voting
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Background: The Communists gained six seats in elections for Tokyo's City Council but otherwise the results announced on Monday (9 July), showed little change.
More than eight million voters went to the polls on Sunday (8 July) to elect the 125 members who constitute the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly. The elections were considered of far-reaching importance. There was a total of 223 candidates and electioneering has been in full swing since June 6.
When the results were declared, they showed that the Liberal Democratic Party of Prime Minister Kakul Tanaka retained its 51 seats, despite forecasts of heavy losses. The moderate Komeito remains the second largest group with 26 seats.
The Stock Market recovered sharply when the results were declared, with steel, shipbuilding and electrical shares much in demand.
The Communists will have 24 Council Seats, the Socialists 20, Democratic Socialists two and Independent two.
The campaign was fought on national politics. Mr. Tanaka said soon after the results were made known that the outcome had helped tighten his Party's unity in the run-up to the elections for the Upper House next year.