GMA quoted in Straits Times

GMA quoted in Straits Times

Yokohama picks opposition candidate over Suga’s ally for mayor

By Walter Sim

Japan’s second-most populous city Yokohama elected an opposition candidate as its mayor on Sunday (Aug 22) in a major setback for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga going into a general election later this year.

Mr. Suga’s Lower House constituency covers the bustling bayside city of 3.8 million people, and the repudiation by voters of his backed candidate on his home turf serves as a clear warning to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) that it will face a tough electoral battle in the months ahead.

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