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Fierce battles rage for Tokyo seats

Fierce battles rage for Tokyo seats
DPJ looks to avenge (借りを返す、復讐する) 2005 poll wipeout (完敗)

The 2005 Lower House election was a bitter experience for candidates on the Democratic Party of Japan's ticket (公認候補者) who ran in Tokyo's 25 single-seat constituencies (小選挙区).

Then-Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi pitched his postal privatization (郵政民営化) initiative and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, minus its postal reform foes (敵), won by a landslide (圧勝した). Only Naoto Kan, now a DPJ deputy (代理) chief, won a seat in Tokyo.

The situation looks quite different this time round, however. The DPJ won a majority in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly poll (東京都議選) last month and Prime Minister Taro Aso's public support rating continues to sag (下落する).

Recent media polls showed the DPJ is expected to gain more than 300 of the lower chamber's 480 seats.

選挙ネタagainですが、
これだけしつこく取り上げているので
選挙関連の英単語は着実にモノになって来ていると思います。
by yu-fen-sun | 2009-08-28 00:39 | 英語関連