The name of the party is “Constitutional Democratic Party” September 10, 16:08
In the election for the representative of the new party, which is a confluence of the Constitutional Democratic Party and the People’s Democratic Party of Japan, a vote was held on the 10th, and Representative Edano of the Constitutional Democratic Party was elected as the representative of the new party. In addition, the name of the party of the new party was decided to “Constitutional Democratic Party”.
The election for the new party was held on the afternoon of October 10 at a hotel in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, where Mr. Izumi, chairman of the National Democratic Party of Japan, and Representative Edano of the Constitutional Democratic Party made their final speeches.
Mr. Izumi said, “We aim to be a democratic and airy party. We want to be a party that gives answers from the process of descity, not from the top down.”
Mr. Edano also said, “Let’s create a society that protects lives and lives, supports each other, and a government that is trusted and functions. At the fore, I promise my determination to change Japanese politics.”
After this, a vote was held by 149 members of the Diet participating in the confluence new party, with 107 votes for Mr. Edano and 42 for Mr. Izumi, and Mr. Edano was elected as the representative.
Yukio Edano was elected to the 5th district of Saitama in the House of Representatives nine times and is 56 years old. He was a lawyer and was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1993.
In the Democratic Party of Japan administration, as Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Kan Cabinet, he served as Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Secretary-General of the Party, in addition to his first response after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Just before the House of Representatives election three years ago, when the Democratic Progressive Party, which belonged to the Democratic Party of Japan, split over the confluence of the party of hope launched by Governor Koike of Tokyo, the Constitutional Democratic Party was formed because of different principles and policies.
Mr. Edano’s term of office is two years until the end of September 2022.
There was also a vote to decide the name of the new party, with 94 votes for the Constitutional Democratic Party and 54 for the Democratic Party of Japan, which was decided by Mr. Edano.
Mr. Edano Joins and Solids Support
Mr. Edano has firmed up the support of members of the Constitutional Democratic Party, which accounts for 60 percent of the entire confluence of new parties.
In addition, members of the House of Representatives, Ichiro Ozawa, who cooperated in the confluence talks, and members close to Mr. Ozawa, came to Mr. Edano’s support from within the National Democratic Party of Japan.
In addition, we received support from former Prime Minister Noda of an independent group of legislators and former Deputy Prime Minister Okada.
It can be said that it was evaluated that it called for this confluence, and it was connected to the realization.
In addition, since he is responsible for taking charge of the first opposition party, which will be larger than before, his experience and achievements as a senior party official and cabinet minister during the Democratic Party of Japan administration are expected.
Mr. Rengo “To be a political party that the people can choose”
Rengo, vice president of the Constitutional Democratic Party, told reporters, “I think 149 people have renewed the feeling that it starts here. Human resources are the exclusive rights of the national team, but I want to work hard as a team so that the people can choose me. It will become a political party that the people can choose, and we will just make mistakes in the administration.”
Former Deputy Prime Minister Okada”: “Political parties that can take charge of the government”
Former Deputy Prime Minister Okada, an independent member of the new party, told reporters, “I want New Representative Edano to become a bigger leader and fly even more. I would like to flesh out concrete policies from now on and firmly create a political party that can take power in the future.”
He also made it clear that he had voted for the Democratic Party of Japan in the party’s name vote, and said, “It’s decided, so we should get together as the Constitutional Democratic Party.”
Former Minister of State Haneda :Everyone’s turn as a player”
Yuichiro Haneda, former Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of the People’s Democratic Party of Japan, told NHK, “I’m sorry to have supported Mr. Izumi, but I think we had a good fight. I want to do my best to make Edano and the new president prime minister.”
Then, about the personnel of the new party, “I want everyone to have a turn as a player, and I want you to have a well-ventilated party management. I want people with expertise and young people who want to work hard to be able to demonstrate their abilities.”
Mr. Fukuyama “The legislators who fight with the people bite”
Mr. Fukuyama, secretary general of the Constitutional Democratic Party, told reporters, “I’m glad that I finally got the feeling that a new political party is starting. It is important for each and every member of the Diet to create a political party that can live up to the expectations of the people, saying that the new Constitutional Democratic Party will fight with the people.”
Mr. Hirano: “Human resources are the appointment of young people”
Mr. Hirano, secretary general of the National Democratic Party of Japan, told reporters, “It was very good that Mr. Izumi insisted firmly, and the party’s name became ‘Constitutional Democratic Party’, but I want to make it a new party that seems to be different in content. It’s important to aim for a bigger chunk as a passing point, not a goal. It is preferable to decide on the right person in the right place, but we should promote young people more and more with a fresh feeling.”