14 Rulings Find Japan July Upper House Election Constitutional

Politics Society

Tokyo, Dec. 4 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo High Court found Wednesday that the House of Councillors election in July was constitutional, marking the 14th such ruling on the triennial poll for the upper of parliament.

The high court rejected a petition to invalidate the election results.

The ruling was the last on a total of 16 lawsuits filed by two groups of lawyers with high courts and high court branches across the country to seek to annul the election results due to wide vote-value disparities.

Two of the 16 rulings found that the election was held in a state of unconstitutionality.

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a unified judgment as early as next year.

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