人生の軌跡を綴っていきます


by yu-fen-sun
カレンダー
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

Historic sea change at polls product of frustrated public

Historic sea change at polls product of frustrated public

For better or worse, history has been made.

The Democratic Party of Japan was headed Sunday evening to winning more than 300 Lower House seats, an unprecedented landslide (前代未聞の大勝) for any political party in the postwar era.

The DPJ's victory will fundamentally change the power structure in a country ruled almost uninterrupted by the Liberal Democratic Party for the last 54 years.

Experts say the often politically complacent (政治的無関心な) public, frustrated by recent economic woes (悲哀) and grim prospects (暗い展望) for Japan's long-term future, finally decided it was time to give the opposition a chance.

The DPJ's victory is widely seen as public retribution (懲罰) against the LDP, not outright (率直な) support for the DPJ's election pledges of fighting the bureaucracy and promises to dole out money (少しづつお金を分け与える) to urban (都会の) voters and rural farmers.

According to an Aug. 18-19 poll by the Asahi Shimbun, 54 percent of 60,277 respondents said they were "very interested" in the election and 57 percent said they would vote for the DPJ in the proportional representation segment.

But only 24 percent of all respondents said they believe Japanese politics would "tread the right course (正しい道のりを歩む)" if a change of government (政権交代)takes place, while 56 percent said they expected no major change in politics regardless of the election outcome.

民主党はこれからの仕事で国民の不安を払拭するしか無いですね。
言葉よりも実践で国民の期待に応えて欲しいと思います。
by yu-fen-sun | 2009-09-01 00:28 | 英語関連