Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday dissolved the lower house of parliament, paving the way for the October 31 national elections.
The speaker of the more powerful lower chamber, Tadamori Oshima, announced the dissolution in a plenary session.
At the announcement, all 465 members of the lower house stood up, shouted “Benazi” three times and left. They have now lost their seats and the official campaign for the new lower house is set to begin on Tuesday.
The last election to the lower house was held in 2017 under former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
His successor, Suga, served as prime minister for only one year, and his government’s support was influenced by his perceived high-handed approach to combating the corona virus and his insistence on holding the Tokyo Olympics despite the growing number of cases. Angered the people.
Kashida, who has been tasked with supporting the ruling party, has vowed to pursue a policy of “trust and sympathy”.
In his first policy speech last Friday, Kashida vowed to strengthen the country’s response to the corona virus epidemic in the event of another recovery and to strengthen its defense against threats from China and North Korea. The present will revive the economy.