July 21, 2019 / 3:42 PM / a month ago

Japan's pro-constitutional revision force to lose 2/3 majority in upper house: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s ruling coalition and pro-constitutional revision allies were certain to lose the two-thirds upper house majority needed to push ahead with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s proposal to revise the pacifist constitution, public broadcaster NHK said.

To maintain that majority, pro-revision forces needed to win 85 of the 124 seats up for grabs in Sunday’s election.

Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and coalition partner Komeito easily secured a majority, prompting Abe to say the results showed that voters supported debate on the topic.

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka and Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Linda Sieg

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below