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Opposition party to split as merger talks hit impasse

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The only reason Abe is still in power is that there has been no opposition party to challenge him. Come on!!!! Get yr act together!!!

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Great News! Tamaki will rejoin the LDP and PM Abe will have the numbers to pass changes to the constitution. Bye bye auricle 9.

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This is why democracy sux sh. Abe for ever. Aso forever. Next will be either Hashimoto or Koike forever.

Most successful economies have a one party system like Singapore or China.

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OracToday  10:21 am JST

Great News! Tamaki will rejoin the LDP ....

He was never in the LDP.

....and PM Abe will have the numbers to pass changes to the constitution. Bye bye auricle 9.

No he won't. Even if there had been enough DPFP Diet members willing to support Abe's constitutional revision plans he would never have the guts to put it to a national referendum, because he knows the public would vote to keep Article 9 as it is. Even as a right-wing ultranationalist standard bearer Abe has been totally useless. If I were high-up in Nippon Kaigi I would be seriously wondering why they were supporting such a pitiful waste of skin.

Still, it's good news that these stupid merger talks have gone this way. Tamaki and his fellow ex-Kibo No To LDP clones will fade away into obscurity while centrist or moderate DPFP members can join the CDPJ.

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more musical chairs farce. rinse and repeat. bye.

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Simon FostonToday 02:32 pm JST

Tamaki and his fellow ex-Kibo No To LDP clones will fade away into obscurity while centrist or moderate DPFP members can join the CDPJ.

Allow me to question it. The current CDPJ is neither centrist nor moderate. It is basically a left-wing political party, very close to populism. And many people in the DPFP are not attracted by the ideas that Edano conveys. Precisely because it's too far to the left. 

Koike or Kōmeitō if they are closer to centrist positions.

It was precisely Maehara's intention to take the missing DP to more centrist political positions. To create an opposition party with more realistic positions, towards a real alternative of government. But Edano's decision to create a split in the party, creating a more radical branch far removed from real world reality. This is the consequence of the problems that the opposition is currently facing in Japan.

As long as the CDPJ does not abandon the current radicalization, and focuses on the real problems from a realistic perspective. It will never be able to defeat the LDP in an election.

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dougthehead13Today  09:36 pm JST

Simon FostonToday 02:32 pm JST

Allow me to question it. The current CDPJ is neither centrist nor moderate. It is basically a left-wing political party, very close to populism.

What left-wing policies do you think they have that are so objectionable?

And many people in the DPFP are not attracted by the ideas that Edano conveys. Precisely because it's too far to the left. 

Which could also because they lean rather far to the right, with leaders who belong to Nippon Kaigi, visit Yasukuni Shrine and deny war crimes.

As long as the CDPJ does not abandon the current radicalization, and focuses on the real problems from a realistic perspective. It will never be able to defeat the LDP in an election.

Yet the DPFP has fewer Diet members and is on the verge of breaking up, while the CDPJ exceeded expectations by quite a wide margin in the 2017 lower house election.

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