Aichi Governor Omura Wins 4th Term
Nagoya, Feb. 5 (Jiji Press)--Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura, 62, won a fourth term in Sunday's gubernatorial election in the central Japan prefecture of Aichi.
Omura, an independent, defeated five rivals including political organization leader Keiko Ogata, 65, thanks to support from the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, Komeito, the Democratic Party for the People and the Aichi chapter of the Liberal Democratic Party.
Omura won 1.45 million votes, against over 250,000 votes earned by Ogata, who was backed by the Japanese Communist Party and the Social Democratic Party. The remaining four candidates garnered fewer votes.
Voter turnout rose to 36.43 pct from 35.51 pct in the previous election in 2019.
In his campaign, Omura stressed his achievements during his past three four-year terms, including improvements in the welfare service and the establishment of Ghibli Park in the 2005 World Exposition commemorative park in Nagakute.
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