Japan New Party
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|Japan New Party
|Founded||22 May 1992|
|Dissolved||9 December 1994|
|Split from||Liberal Democratic Party|
|Merged into||New Frontier Party|
|Politics of Japan
The Japan New Party (日本新党 Nihon Shintō) was a Japanese political party that existed briefly from 1992 to 1994. It should not be confused with the New Party Nippon (新党日本 Shintō Nippon) founded in 2005.
The party, considered liberal, was founded by Morihiro Hosokawa, a former diet member and Kumamoto Prefecture governor, who left the Liberal Democratic Party to protest corruption scandals. In 1992, the party elected four members to the House of Councillors, including Hosokawa. Although this was a disappointing result for them, in 1993 they were able to capitalize on voter dissatisfaction with the LDP, electing a total of 35 members (including 3 who joined after the election). Hosokawa became Prime Minister leading a broad coalition, but was soon forced to resign.
By 1994 the Japan New Party dissolved, its members flowing into the New Frontier Party (新進党).
Presidents of JNP
|No.||Name||Term of office||Image|
|Took Office||Left Office|
|22 May 1992||9 December 1994|
General election results
|Election||Leader||# of candidates||# of seats won||# of Constituency votes||% of Constituency vote|
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