Monday, March 20, 2017

#JAPAN: Leader Of Japan's Democratic Party Gets "Cold" Reception At Party Conference

[world politics news]

At only six months on the job as the Democratic Party's president, Renho Murata reportedly got a "cold" reception at her party's conference, and observers say poor election results in July could put her job in jeopardy. She told her party she will draft legislation to phase out the nation's nuclear reactors by 2030 at a party convention, but her audience was skeptical she could raise the party's standing with the public - which is hovering at 10% - before the Tokyo city Assembly elections. One lawmaker attending said the convention's atmosphere was "frighteningly cold" to her, with only a smattering of applause. It was the first convention for the nation's main opposition party, which was formed last March as a result of a merger.


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