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DPJ, Innovation Party OK merger with eye on July election

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By Linda Sieg

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Maybe only pork and whiskey alows you to be different?

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Absorbing other small parties will also be vital to success.

Yes, it's imperative that the organizers not forget to bring in Ozawa Ichiro, Japan's greatest backstage maneuverer and ultimate destroyer.

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Opposition are desperate losers and for what they are good is very interesting question..

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Yes, it's imperative that the organizers not forget to bring in Ozawa Ichiro, Japan's greatest backstage maneuverer and ultimate destroyer.

It would work out somewhat better for them if they could somehow contrive to get him to re-join the LDP...

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Neither party gets any votes, so why bother with a merger?

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Good luck with the merge DPJ and INNOVATION parties,but am telling you both,all what are you doing is worthless,just wasting of time and effort.Do whatever you wanna do,you will never ever defeat LDP,nor toppling the Abe government.You hunting for every single hint to Abe Shinzo,because you have no successful strategy or plans to work on.Still Abe Shinzo is the right man on the right time in the right place.

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You hunting for every single hint to Abe Shinzo,because you have no successful strategy or plans to work on.

True.

Still Abe Shinzo is the right man on the right time in the right place.

And still I see absolutely no reason to agree with that assertion. A halfway competent opposition party would be able to massacre the LDP.

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Simon Foston Do you thing such a merge is normal,let alone successful?How comes two different wings parties merge?!Are you sure even in case will succeed will keep this merge,or will be a beginning to disagreement about power and positions?!Dont you see such a merge is only done to stand up and defeat LDP,while each alone is too weak to do that,which means no public popularity?What else they can do to economy,other than what has been done?

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Do you thing such a merge is normal,let alone successful?

Um, if you read my post again I think you'll find I agree with your assessment of the opposition parties. Just because I don't think Shinzo Abe is fit to vacuum an office, never mind hold one, it doesn't mean I automatically have a positive view of this merger.

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If the oppostion wants to be successful, they have to stand for something completely different from the LDP. They need to put forth a progressive agenda and clearly state their stance on many pressing issues including:

Q&E Raising the minimum wage Immigration Nuclear Energy Okinawa Article 9 Secrets Law Those are all very important issues regarding the future of Japan. SHould the Oppostion articulate their stance regarding these issues from a progressive/liberal point of view, they would destroy the LDP. But up til now, its all much of the same. The opposition really isn't promising anything fresh. If they do they will win.
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If the oppostion wants to be successful, they have to stand for something completely different from the LDP.

The problem is, I think, that they're mostly ex-LDP members trying to steal LDP voters rather than reach out to anyone else. Which they are too bland, uninspired and dull to pull off anyway.

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