Leeberal Democratic Pairty (Japan)

The Leeberal Democratic Pairty o Japan (自由民主党, Jiyū-Minshutō), frequently abbreviatit tae LDP, Jimintō (自民党) or Lib Dems, is a conservative[7] poleetical pairty in Japan. It is ane o the maist consistently successful poleetical pairties in the warld. The LDP haes been in pouer syne 1955, except for a brief 11 month period atween 1993 an 1994, an frae 2009 tae 2012. In the 2012 election it regained control o govrenment. It haulds 295 seats in the lawer hoose an 115 seats in the upper hoose.

Leeberal Democratic Pairty
PresesShinzō Abe
Secretar-GeneralShigeru Ishiba
SpokespersonYuriko Koike
Cooncillors leaderHidehisa Otsuji
Representatives leaderShinzō Abe
Foondit15 November 1955 (1955-11-15)
Heidquarters1-11-23 Nagata-cho,
Chiyoda, Tokyo,
Japan
Membership  (2012)789,000
IdeologyConservatism[1][2]
Populism[3][4][5]
Poleetical poseetionCentre-richt
Internaitional affiliationNone (umwhile
Internaitional
Democrat Union

an Warld League for
Freedom an Democracy
)
ColoursGreen an Blue
Cooncillors
115 / 242
Representatives
295 / 480
Prefectural
assembly members
[6]
1,271 / 2,725
Municipal
assembly members
[6]
1,656 / 32,070
Website
jimin.jp

The LDP is nae tae be confused wi the nou-defunct Leeberal Pairty (自由党, Jiyūtō), which merged wi the Democratic Pairty o Japan, the main opposeetion party, in November 2003.[8]

ReferencesEedit

  1. Karan, Pradyumna P. (2005), Japan in the 21st century: environment, economy, and society, University Press of Kentucky
  2. Christensen, Ray (2000), Ending the LDP Hegemony: Party Cooperation in Japan, University of Hawaii Press, p. 232
  3. Neo-Liberal Populism in Japan--Koizumi's Success in the LDP Presidential Election in Comparative Perspective (in Japanese), Okumi H.
  4. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract;jsessionid=F4C1DFFC93B6FEEB769C932AAC674A97.tomcat1?fromPage=online&aid=942948 How Junichiro Koizumi seized the leadership of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, IKUO KABASHIMA and GILL STEEL, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Cambridge Journals Online
  5. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/17/world/asia/17japan.html Memo From Tokyo - Populist Appeals in Election, and Claims of Political Theater , MARTIN FACKLER, New York Times, September 16, 2008
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications: Prefectural and local assembly members and governors/mayors by political party as of December 31, 2011
  7. Richard Collin; Pamela L. Martin (2012). An Introduction to World Politics: Conflict and Consensus on a Small Planet. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 209–. ISBN 978-1-4422-1803-1. Retrieved 18 Julie 2013.
  8. "The Democratic Party of Japan". Democratic Party of Japan. 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2008.

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