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Candidates seeking Osaka metropolis have slight lead: survey

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Can anyone see a peculiar thing here. A political candidate proposes a change that would create even more politicians. An empire of politicians...

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Sh1mon M4sadaToday  12:38 pm JST

Can anyone see a peculiar thing here. A political candidate proposes a change that would create even more politicians. An empire of politicians...

Incorrect, Both candidates leading elections want to remove the Osaka city and other city govts in Osaka prefecture and unite everything to cut costs and bureaucracy.

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Incorrect, Both candidates leading elections want to remove the Osaka city and other city govts in Osaka prefecture and unite everything to cut costs and bureaucracy.

Yes more efficient in terms of provision of services and administration (ie less executive officers, and possibly avoid duplication of services). But, I'm referring to the number of politicians.

This piece refers to Tokyo as an example.

Tokyo has 23 Ku's, but 127 politicians.

Osaka currently has 24 Ku's but currently only 89 politicians, basic algebra tells me number of politicians will increase. Because if the candidates have their way, every Ku's in Osaka will have its own local government like Tokyo, and the number of politicians will increase accordingly.

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